Originally Posted by slowhike
BB... if you click on the link to the whole post youngblood made on the hammockcamping yahoo group, you'll get a bigger picture of what dave was talking about.
at first he's talking about sleeping on a ccf pad, then the hh super shelter, then the tarp tent he made. but he also talks about the need to vent so moister can escape/evaporate.
but maybe we should start another thread about the pros & cons of non-breathable shells & shelters<g>. ...tim
Yes, I probably shouldn't have quoted out of the whole post. Dave goes into the different situations and the potential problems. These 'problems' all seemed to relate to have to adjust the setup. So that is why I think this system might be of use, you can adjust it without getting out of the hammock.
The variables here are what to use as insulation and I agree that is going to take some time to figure out and it might take some time in different conditions, etc.
I threw that example out there, but yes there could be an issue with using a non-breathable shell. Perhaps, like the HH supershelter, the outer layer could just be nonbreathable without any insulation. Except here you can adjust it. Perhaps you would never want to fully close that layer, so you could make it bigger and always allow a nice gap between it and the breathable insulation above it. That would give you wind protection but allow breathability.
I just think that if you have a customizable system that you can control within the hammock that you have endless options to work with. If it works properly, you should be able to control warmth, airflow, wind protection, etc. and of course there is always a better way to do something. So perhaps this will lead to someone coming up with a better system.
I can't help but invision a bunch of color coded lines and a hanger pulling on them like a crazed scientist in a time machine or something