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  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "m2b1997" wrote: > When it comes to winter hiking, just how do you guys manage to sleep > for 15 hours? I know it's a crazy question. It's the one thing that > bugs me though. That is a big problem for me too. I generally wake up and lay around 'waiting for daylight' for several hours. When it is seriously cold, it is too cold for me to mess around trying...
    Dave Womble Jan 11, 2009
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "m2b1997" wrote: > > 1. Why did the feet fail when I was doing the same exact thing to the > feet that I did to the rest of the body??? This really has me > stumped. > That is perplexing to me. I often just use vapor barriers on my feet and they have always helped with me. My guess would be that maybe you flexed your feet enough when you removed them to...
    Dave Womble Jan 11, 2009
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Ed Speer" wrote: > > Thanks Dave, your input is most valuable. You & I have discussed vapor > barriers many times & I know your understanding comes from experience plus > your analytical mind! Some descriptions of vapor barriers by other people & > posted on various sites are confusing or even outright wrong. Thanks for > taking the time to write down...
    Dave Womble Jan 8, 2009
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  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, Hollis Easter wrote: > > VB is a really useful trick that, like ultralight gear, requires > knowledge to make it go. I loved your article; have you considered > sticking it in the files section of the Yahoo group? > > Best, > Hollis Done and thanks for the kind words. Dave
    Dave Womble Jan 8, 2009
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Ed Speer" wrote: >... I'd love to see vapor barriers discussed on this List for I know > many of you have tried them with varying results. ... Ed... seems like this comes up every year about this time, and for good reason. I think you, I, and a lot of winter campers use some type of material to breathe through in cold weather. I use a bandanna or some...
    Dave Womble Jan 7, 2009
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Arye P. R." wrote: > > 2 options > > > > and > > > > > Sapere Aude, > > Arye P. Rubenstein > Those will work. I have a tent that has sides that can be opened up as awning type windows that you can unzip, pull out at various angles, and then stake out. For protection from the wind, the guylines also have a small sack attached at the very end of the...
    Dave Womble Jan 7, 2009
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Ralph Oborn" wrote: > > Ed, I've been using the "hot hands" warmers for years while snow camping > with my scouts. > I would vote for them as the way to go over an electrical sytem. > > 1. Cheap (50 cents each) > 2. Reliable (keep them in your winter pack) > 3. Light weight (couple of oz each) > 4. Flexible (don't use for warm nights, use two or three...
    Dave Womble Jan 3, 2009
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Ed Speer" wrote: > > Youngblood, do you have any thoughts on safety or condensation problems with > this stove & the WinterTarp? ..Ed > Yeah I do and I can't get past the safely issues. I don't think silnylon is flame retardant to start with, I don't think our WinterTarp is large enough when closed off for a wood burning stove, and I think you might want...
    Dave Womble Jan 3, 2009
  • I think we have similar feelings about this and that you may have missed a detail in my analogy? FWIW, I was referring to making a true winter tent for a hammock, where the 'for a hammock' part is an important detail. Here is my statement: "I worry that if you try to make true winter tent for a hammock that it might be like trying to make a tank out of a sports car where you end up...
    Dave Womble Dec 28, 2008
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "ginohav" wrote: > ... Why not just design a winter hammock tent. I'm talking a true > winter tent and not just a modified rain fly used as a tent... I'm not sure how you are defining a true winter tent for a hammock. Hammocks set up higher off the ground and usually attach to trees. Also they require longer shelters due to the profile of a hammock. All...
    Dave Womble Dec 25, 2008