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Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: How far are you willing to go to make the hammock work?

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  • Rick
    ... http://www.imrisk.com/overlappad/overlap.htm Risk
    Message 1 of 53 , Dec 7, 2004
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      G. Herron wrote:

      >--- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "chcoa" <jdeben@h...> wrote:
      >>Thanks Greg. I'll be interested in your Peopod test. Although I
      >>don't own a Speer type hammock I find all the different cold
      >>weather "solutions" very interesting.
      >>I have only used a normal pad (like the z-rest or blue foam) one
      >>in my hammock and I was really unimpressed. It was difficult to
      >>in the right place with the bottom entry and the one I was using
      >>wasn't wide enough to accomodate my shoulders if I moved too much
      >>from side to side. I think something like wider or like Ricks
      >>Overlap Pad would most definitely work better. If i could get to
      >Where does one find "Ricks Overlap Pad"? Thanks

    • chcoa
      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
      Message 53 of 53 , Dec 23, 2004
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        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 hammockcamping@yahoogroups.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 hammockcamping@yahoogroups.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
        sides a
        > > 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 hammockcamping@yahoogroups.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
        carry a
        > > 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
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