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Re: [Hammock Camping] cold weather hammock

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  • Dylan Anderson
    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
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 15, 2004
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      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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