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## Re: [Hammock Camping] answering natures call and staying warm.

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• Shane, with all due respect and affection, Tracy was right. And we all knew you were full of something, now we know... So shall we calculate how much more
Message 1 of 44 , Apr 3, 2004
Shane, with all due respect and affection, Tracy was right. And we
all knew you were full of something, now we know... So shall we
calculate how much more massive you are full than empty.

Ralph
PS, Note to Marsanne, 24 hours and still going...

--- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Shane Steinkamp"
<shane@t...> wrote:
> > Shane, when you calculate the amount of energy it takes to
> > maintain something at a constant temp the answer is 0. unless
> > it is losing energy somehow somewhere.
> > Since the bladder is
> > inside your body. there is no temp gradient (thanks to Debra
> > for introducing the concept). Basic Thermodynamics :]
>
> So, if you die, your urine will stay at 98.6 for the rest of time?
>
> I don't think so... You're ignoring thermal mass. Assumably, if
the
> temperature is below 98.6, then your whole body is loosing heat.
It takes
> something to keep your whole body warm. The greater the mass of
the body,
> then the greater the energy requirement to warm that mass. Think
about it
> like a rock. If you put a little rock in a fire, it gets hot
really fast.
> If you put a really big rock in the same fire, it takes longer.
If you
> build the same fire next to a REALLY big rock, it may never heat
up...
>
> But now I'm off topic...
>
> Shane
• Franc: I have no direct experience of the conversion kit. Based on what I ve read and heard, the kit accomplishes two things. First, it lets you wear the liner
Message 44 of 44 , Apr 8, 2004
Franc:

I have no direct experience of the conversion kit. Based on
what I've read and heard, the kit accomplishes two things.
First, it lets you wear the liner while you're wearing the
poncho. Second, it converts the liner into a zippered
sleeping bag.

I've never tried to use the poncho as a sleeping bag. I use
it only in a hammock, and have given up putting anything
between me and the hammock that can be compressed.

It's certainly large enough to make a bag. It has tieout
straps all around the edges, so in a pinch you could tie it
into a bag and sleep with the open seam down. At least that
would let you try it out as a bag.

Bear
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