Re: [Hammock Camping] answering natures call and staying warm.
- 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.
PS, Note to Marsanne, 24 hours and still going...
--- In email@example.com, "Shane Steinkamp"
> > Shane, when you calculate the amount of energy it takes tothe
> > 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
> 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 ofthe body,
> then the greater the energy requirement to warm that mass. Thinkabout it
> like a rock. If you put a little rock in a fire, it gets hotreally 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 heatup...
> But now I'm off topic...
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
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.