Re: was snake skins (now Supershelter)
- Thanks for the encouragement Rosaleen. Your understanding of the
system is correct. The open cell foam is just a starting point and
I'm confident adding more isulation is the ticket, however, I wanted
to see how low the items included in the Supershelter would take me
by themselves before I start adding other stuff. So far the only
insulation I have used is the Underpad it came with. I'm do normally
carry a space blanket with me so I'm going to add that next and see
what temps that combo takes me too.
jamie in az
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, rosaleen43@a... wrote:
> What are you using for foam/insulation? If I understand the
design, the foam
> pad that comes with the Supershelter is just a starting point, and
> needs to add more insulation to meet his/her needs and the
> We received about 5.5 of the predicted 4 inches of snow here
> Friday. Temp was about 28 F when I crawled into my hammock. With
> open cell foam pad topped by a mylar blanket, I was very cold. I
> foam/mylar windshield reflector and was still cold, so I added part
of an old
> (but wide) closed cell pad and a ThinLite pad from Gossamer Gear.
> fleece hooded top and fleece pants, and topped with my Nunatak Back
> Blanket, I was very snug.
> The UnderCover seems to reduce the airflow at the top and bottom
ends of the
> hammock. That breeze that can blow across one' s head and feet can
> in a hurry. I like to multi use my gear, so, even though Tom's
plan is to use
> the lighter and more compressible open cell foam, I'm thinking I
may want to
> use at least SOME closed cell foam that can also be part of my pack
> cut down Z-Rest may fit that bill. I will be trying that next.
> Keep looking for the combination that works for you.
> From: "chcoa" <jdeben@h...>
> Subject: Re: Snake Skins
> Well the verdict on the Supershelter is still out. I'm testing it
> right now and I haven't had much success below 50F so far. 5 more
> months to go, we'll see.....
> jamie in az
> --- In email@example.com, Craig Stephanski
> <stephanski@s...> wrote:
> I recommend anything that Tom makes, 'cause it works very well!!!