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

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• ... I ve lost track of who Tracy is.. but I also have a degree in physics, so I m going to chime in. :) Regardless of the thermal gradient across your
Message 1 of 44 , Apr 3, 2004
On Saturday, April 3, 2004, at 11:45 PM, Ralph Oborn wrote:

> 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.
>

I've lost track of who Tracy is.. but I also have a degree in physics,
so I'm going to chime in. :) Regardless of the thermal gradient
energy to keep *all* your mass warm. Including any urine in your body.

Of course, the amount of urine in most people compared to their body
mass is very small, so the energy expended to keep that particular part
warm is very small.

Along this line of thinking, you should get rid of anything else extra
too. Have an evening constitutional, get your wisdom teeth pulled,
have an appendectomy, and haul out that gall bladder. You don't really
need them, and think how much warmer the rest of you will be.

*grin*

-amy
• 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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