RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: Isle Royale trip
- We're pretty low-tech, but our set-up worked very well. We all made double bottom hammocks (2 layers of 1.1 oz ripstop), and use a 3/8 thick closed cell foam pad approximately 40 x 36 in between the layers. We also throw a space blanket in between the layers to act as a wind break, and sometimes tuck our rain gear in there too. I didn't need to on this trip, but If it gets much below 40, I'll fashion my sleeping bag over the hammock as a peapod and sleep in a most of my layers. We all used sleeping bags rated to 20 or 25 degrees, and slept in them rather than using them as a quilt.Chet-----Original Message-----
From: dlfrost_1 [mailto:dlfrost@...]
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2004 2:15 AM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Isle Royale trip
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Chet Clocksin"
> The hammocks were of
> course extremely comfortable, and with temps ranging from the high
> first night, to in the forties or higher the rest of the trip, we
> warm and happy.
What sort of cold-weather setup were you using with the hammocks?