Re: How far are you willing to go to make the hammock work?
- --- In email@example.com, "chcoa" <jdeben@h...> wrote:
> I'm curious how far everyone is willing to go to make theirhammock
> work in cold temps? I think the idea of the HH supershelter is aI'm willing to go as far as it's still safe and it doesn't weigh too
> good one but its practicality in cold weather is still to be
much more than a tent for the same warmth. I'd carry a little extra
weight over the normal tent/pad setup just for the convenience of
easier site selection and the comfort of not sleeping on roots and
rocks. About a 3 lbs increase is tolerable, I guess. Bulk would be
the other major factor. I guess cost is in there, too, since I
struggled with the decision to get the underquilt, but in the end I
decided it was worth it.
The Supershelter just didn't seem versatile enough since you can
really only use it on the HH. The underquilt can be used by itself
as garment of sleeping quilt, and it gets you to colder temps
without additional insulation or bulk. Either way, in colder
weather I'd carry my 20x40 closed-cell pad for additional insulation
in the underquilt or to escape to ground.
I'm thinking about adding a wind-break like Risk's TravelPod, and
that's about as far as I think I'd go. Underquilt with closed-cell
pad in between, top quilt, windbreak. Beyond that, I think I might
just take a tent.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "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 email@example.com, "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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "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