RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: southern AT in the winter
- David/Karen, I'd only add that the PeaPod can be easily adjusted to control
how much warmth is need at any given time. I often start the night with it
open on top and loose underneath, then progressively close it up over the
course of the night as the temperature drops. The PeaPod can be closed snug
around you & the hammock, or loose with open space between hammock & PeaPod.
When adjusted loose, extra insulation can be added between the hammock &
PeaPod for extremely cold weather..Ed
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of karens62@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 12:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: southern AT in the winter
The peapod fastens to itself at the top of the hammock. This allows you to
totally be enclosed in the peapod while still not compressing the
insulation. The velcro on the hammock itself is used for the bugnet; if you
have to close the peapod all the way up, you probably don't need the bugnet
From: o123david <o123david@...>
Sent: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 17:26:32 -0000
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: southern AT in the winter
Next winter I will try a down blanket and peapod and sleep on a pad to
block the cold that can get between hammock and peapod.
There is one thing I do not understand about the peapod. Does it
attach to the Speer hammock with velcro? Is it held against the bottom
of the hammock in this way?
Thanks a lot for the recommendation of the Psolar mask and the vapor
shield that comes with it. It should be a lot better than the polartec
balaclava that I usually sleep in and I look forward to finally being
able to keep my nose warm when hiking.
Thanks for your help. --David
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- One word of caution (well, two): The first: I don't have firsthand
experience with the peapod, so you may wish to confirm this with the
many folks here who do;
the second: it is my understanding that the solution to cold getting
between you and the peapod isn't an extra pad, but to snug the peapod
up against you. If you allow cold to get between you and the peapod,
you're reducing the peapod's effectiveness to near zero. That may be
desirable when it's warmer, but if it's cold, all that insulation will
help you only if you prevent convection from occuring inside the
insulated area. Sure, the peapod likely prevents sideways air movement,
but you will still lose a lot of warm air through the openeing. Thus,
if you sleep on a pad, underneath which there is a layer of cold air
before the peapod starts, you're really just using the pad. I would
suggest first trying to have the peapod hug the hammock, then add a pad
if that's not sufficient.
Peapod users, would that seem to be a correct assessment or do I need
to stop talking about things I don't know much about?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "o123david" <o123david@y...>
> Next winter I will try a down blanket and peapod and sleep on a pad to<snip>
> block the cold that can get between hammock and peapod.