Re: Frogg Toggs Tyvek Garlington
- Hey Paul
I've been following the Garlington Insulator thread with great
interest. I have some extra tyvek as well. I am also looking at
some leftovers from a recent home improvement project. Formica
underlayment. It is clear plastic on both sides with tiny styrene
balls sandwiched in between. 4 feet wide and long enough (I havent
unrolled it all to measure it) to make some type of under the
hammock insulator. I dont think it will be good for really cold
weather though. I'm thinking it might be good for spring/fall
temps. Of course I could add my Frogg Toggs between it and my
hammock depending on how I decide to attach it.
I trust your sewing skills much better than mine. Though I dont
think many folks have had good sucess sweing tyvek. But for a
Garlington Insulator I dont guess you really have to sew anything.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "biker135803 <pjbucca@c...>"
> Wow! a Garlington with Frogg Toggs stuffing sounds great!That
> will save me 4 oz of newspaper and it wont potentially get wetlike
> newsprint. I have always fretted about packing a Frogg Toggs setin
> lieu of my O2 parka because of the O2's lighter weight, but now Iof
> have an excuse. I see the Garlington as a multipurpose piece of
> gear: 1.its waterproof-that solves the driving rain problem in the
> HH, 2.its wind resistant-that has to have an impact on windy/cold
> camping and 3.it may well solve the cold hammock bottom problem
> weather or not wind is present. Now all I have to do is risk some
> my Tyvek stash and try it. Coy Boy, maybe we can put our heads
> together in constructing it so I don't make any fatal cutting
> mistakes? In the interim, is anyone going to try a Frogg toggs
> stuffed Garlington?
> P.S. The use of the indoor/outdoor thermometer to quantify your
> findings was ingeneous. I lent a world of credibility to your