Re: [Hammock Camping] a change of subject
- Francois wrote:
>I just cut my hammock smaller so it will fit better under my ponchoFranc,
>but i'm not sure about the lenght..What do you guys think would be
>the shortest lenght possible for a hammock in order to retain its
>working properties?? I'm 6'2, my guess would be around 7'8 but any
>suggestions would be welcomed!
Ed has done more experimenting with this than anyone. Maybe he will
I have always cut my hammocks at 10 feet and then tied the two end
knots. It ends up about 9 feet long and feels right for my 6'0"
height. I once had to emergency fix a hammock by tying it off with an
effective length of about 9 feet of cloth. It was uncomfortably tight
by my feet.
I have notice that the required length of the hammock is determined more
by my waist to foot length than by my overall height. My waist ends up
right about the middle of the hammock. From there, I need enough room
to be able to put my feet in a side "sweet spot" pocket."
I have been able to do just fine with a tarp of 10 feet in length. Most
ponchos do not have this length.
- one ounce of fluid weighs about one ounce of weight. Good
To continue the discussion, I'm sure lots of experienced people
disagree about keeping urine warm, it doesn't really matter. If
someone wants to argue the thermodynamics, I'm game, this is getting
to sound like a religious discussion. :]
Everybody agrees if you are uncomfortable you aren't sleeping. So
go before you go to bed, Go in the middle of the night if you need
to. Have a snack and do a couple of jumping jacks to warm up before
you climb back to bed.
Thats all Ralph
--- In email@example.com, "Francois" <franczazou@h...>
> I just cut my hammock smaller so it will fit better under myponcho
> but i'm not sure about the lenght..What do you guys think would beany
> the shortest lenght possible for a hammock in order to retain its
> working properties?? I'm 6'2, my guess would be around 7'8 but
> suggestions would be welcomed!
> PS: about that bladder thing, have you ever thought about how much
> weight you're saving by urinating frequently? We once weinnies
> should stop to pee every 5 min.!
I have been laughing at all the responses your question brought up Coy...
PS: about that bladder thing, have you ever thought about how much weight you're saving by urinating frequently? We once weinnies should stop to pee every 5 min.!
I don't know how it is for anyone else. For me, primary importance in the middle of the night is to sleep. I can't sleep if I am cold. I can't sleep if I need to pee. Getting up to pee does not get me too cold and I warm up fast.
Getting up from a hammock is a LOT easier than getting up and out of a tent. Even at -10 F, it was not too cold to get up twice to do the necessary.
If I am too cold to get up and pee, I will not go back to sleep. That will be a very bad night indeed.
All other reasoning seems to be useless unless it helps me to get back to sleep. (Which it might)