Re: How far are you willing to go to make the hammock work?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "chcoa" <jdeben@h...> wrote:
> How cold have you been able to take your PeaPod set up?
> jamie in az
I haven't been able to give the PeaPod an adequate test.
But I've taken the Hennessey to 28 degrees comfortably with a
windshield reflector,Z-Rest (8 sections), 20 degree down bag used as
quilt and wearing mid-weight capilene top/bottom, expd.-weight
capilene top, Golite Trunk pants and one of Golites early fleece
caps, The Frost, and a pair of 200 wt. fleece socks. Very light wind.
I'll be trying to push my PeaPod some this winter.
Its a standard model. I'll probably try to duplicate somewhat the
set up I used with the Hennessey at 28 degrees, substituting a
Golite Coal Parka for the expd.-wt. capilene top and a 24"x48"x3/8"
for the Z-Rest....Add the PeaPod and the lowest temp I can be
comfortable will be my cutoff for pulling out my ground system.
I'll let you know how I fair.
BTW, I'm a warm sleeper.
So you live in Arizona?
A fine state. Got to spend some time out there while doing a couple
Grand Canyon/ Colorado River trips in '87 and '89.
I live in Virginia.
- 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