Re: [Hammock Camping] cold weather hammock
- Hey Andrew,
You are asking about why your sleeping bag is wet
right? It's because you have several non-breathable
layers around you (emergency blanket, neat sheet, and
the silicon coating on the bottom and roof), and as a
result your sleeping bag is absorbing the sweat. On
three sides (silicon roof and tarp up top, neat sheet
on one side, neat sheet, emergency blanket, and more
silicon on the bottom) you have no way for moisture to
escape, therefor it collects in the sleeping bag
insulation and drips through it down to the lowest
points. It is for this reason that most of the
hammockers do not silicon the bottom of their
hammocks. Instead, a more breathable DWR treatment on
bottoms, and the windblock on the side is usually a
non-waterproof breathable nylon. Also, you might need
to get more insulation between you and the emergency
blanket, like a thin fleece layer, or something that
will extend on either side of you and help wick the
moisture away where it can evaporate off without
cooling you directly.
That's my 2 cents anyway, hope it helps!
-Dylan Trip leader, Troop 41 :-)
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