How far are you willing to go to make the hammock work?
- A HH Supershelter update...
I recently used the HH Supershelter along with my space blanket(the
Adventure Medical Emergency Bivy) down to 40 F. This is the lowest
temp I've been able to sleep in with the Supershelter so far.
However, I'm doing an over night kayak paddle at the lake this
weekend and figure with shoreline sleeping the temps are likely to
get down to 30 F or lower. To add warmth I've included a double
layer fleece blanket to my set up in the undercover. This is my
limit for extra insulation though. If I were hiking instead of
paddling this extra blanket would be a bit much to lug as far as I'm
concerned. I think at this point an underquilt would start to make
more sense than having the open cell pad, (which is basically
worthless as anything other than hammock insulation. At least the
quilt could double as a camp coat.
I'm curious how far everyone is willing to go to make their hammock
work in cold temps? I think the idea of the HH supershelter is a
good one but its practicality in cold weather is still to be
- Since I'm haning the a hammock above ground wouldn't cold air
settling in the trench be a possitive though. That way it says down
there and the warm air rises up to me.????? OR would it serve to
keep the whole area more cold, like something sitting on top of
jamie in az
--- In email@example.com, "Coy" <starnescr@y...> wrote:
> the wind brake is good, dont know if cold air would settle in the
> snow trench though. I have read where igloos have a low spot put in
> them for the cold air and you sleep on snow benches higher up
> wish I got enough snow to play in.
> Coy Boy
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "chcoa" <jdeben@h...> wrote:
> > This is kind of what I'm envisioning. I was planning to hang a
> > little lower to the ground though and pile the snow up on the
> > bit then hand my tarp so the hammock was completley enclosed. I
> > thinking it would be a good wind break and keep in warmth.
> > I really wont know for sure if I can do this though until I get
> > and see how deep the snow is.
> > jamie in az
> > --- In email@example.com, "Clifford R. Haynes"
> > <chaynes@g...> wrote:
> > > I have slept in snow trenches often. In my opinion they are the
> > easiest snow
> > > shelters to build and when it gets really cold they are much
> > than a
> > > tent.
> > >
> > > I have used my HH a lot during the winter. I normally dig out
> > snow under
> > > the hammock and normally hang it as I would with no snow. I
> > large
> > > tarp so I can go to the ground (or into the snow on the) on the
> > wind
> > > side. If it is really cold I often shovel snow to block the
> > which sort
> > > of creates a 3 sides lean-to. If you have everything set just
> > relative
> > > to the wind, you can have a small warming fire with a reflector
> > the open
> > > side. Kinda enjoyable to sit in the HH in your longhandles
> > the fire
> > > and dozing.
> > > Rocky