Re: How far are you willing to go to make the hammock work?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@y...>
> I'm willing to go as far as it's still safe and it doesn't weightoo
> much more than a tent for the same warmth. I'd carry a littleextra
> weight over the normal tent/pad setup just for the convenience ofbe
> easier site selection and the comfort of not sleeping on roots and
> rocks. About a 3 lbs increase is tolerable, I guess. Bulk would
> the other major factor.insulation
> Either way, in colder
> weather I'd carry my 20x40 closed-cell pad for additional
> in the underquilt or to escape to ground.I agree with you on this. Being able to select a more protected site
justifies the extra weight all by itself, although I'd probably do it
for the comfort too.
Here's a trick to help reduce the rounded bulk of rolled pads: use a
"scroll roll." That is, roll up the pad from both ends at the same
time, then use a strap or whatever to secure. It lies much flatter
this way and rides better under a packcover (if you're attaching one
to back of a pack). You can mark the center of a pad with a marker
to help things along.
- 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