[Hammock Camping] Re: Winter Kit (was Digest...)
- Good Idea David,
I put my file under files/Ralph's stuff. I know it is a little off
topic, but around here it gets down to -20° F for a few nights a
year and I just don't see a hammock working well at that temp (but
must keep camping).
Someone suggested we figure a way to hammock hang in an Igloo. I'm
working on that. Needed: one big (long) igloo, and sturdy anchors or
well placed trees....... Working on it.
Ralph (Igloo hanger wannabee)
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> Well *I* sure would like a copy.
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> Always interested in learning from others.
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> From: Ralph Oborn [mailto:Ralph.oborn@g...]
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> No snakes either, And usually no people.
> Would you like my sheet I use to teach winter camping?
> I developed it for our local University of Scouting.
> Ralph ( I used to be an Antelopee...)
MessageI've also used 2" polypro webbing very successfully. It is very light and hydrophobic. I use an aluminum SMC descending ring http://tinyurl.com/6ov6h on each end to stop cutting and it makes it easier to do the figure 8 lashing. I have them in 6', 8', and 10'. I use a black one for the foot end and a green one for the head end. With skins on, it makes it easier to tell end from end.Jerry
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From: Dick Matthews [mailto:dick@...]
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Winter Kit (was Digest...)
Longer Tree Huggers often are needed here in the Rockies. A 7mm kernmantle rope about 3' long tied to the tree hugger loops with a sheet bend make very good extenders. It seems the tree huggers still protect the tree as long as they go about 2/3 around the tree.
- I've stayed in my hammock about 8 hours max, however in the winter i
usually have a kampfire unless I am hiking all day (probably more
what you do on the AT) so I may not turn in till late. I can read
much easier in my hammock. In fact in a small tent I cant do much
of nothing comfortably. In the winter i usually get up early and
stike camp in the dark. whether I hike a while or fix breakfast
depends on how cold it is. If it is really cold i will probably
hike awhile (helps warm me up) till i find a good place to fix
breakfast and by 8 or so it usually has warmed up quite a bit.
Cours again the weather in Al is much warmer all around than you,
Jerry or Steve deal with.
--- In email@example.com, Rick <ra1@i...> wrote:
> I agree with Jerry here. It is nice to know that I *can* sleep
> a hammock in cold temperatures - snow - wind. It lets me rest
> when I am wondering what the weather is really up to. But long
> nights in a hammock get pretty boring to me. After about 6 hours
> sleeping, I need to be doing something else.
> Jerry Goller wrote:
> > Hard to tell. Other factors come into play. I personally don't
> > want to tie my shelter to two snow laden trees....lol. I also
> > enclosed shelter for melting snow and such. Winter nights are
> > long to spend them in a hammock....
> > I strongly doubt I'd ever become a winter hammock user.
> > Jerry
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> > *From:* Coy [mailto:starnescr@y...]
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> > *Subject:* [Hammock Camping] Re: Winter Kit (was Digest...)
> > just to be contrary, I think most people interested in a
> > down to 50 will want to go year round. But as you say thats
> > beauty of using different inserts (whether foam or a quilt)
> > take what you need for 50, then take more for really cold
> > Coy Boy
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Thanks. That was a fun read. I'm an expatriate
Canadian living in Florida now, so there's not as
much opportunity for building snow trenches. My
sister still lives in Canada though.... Hmmmmm.