Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1
    Senior Member DRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Worland, WY
    Hammock
    WBRR / WBBB
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    HG / UGQ
    Suspension
    Buckles / Whoopies
    Posts
    408

    How can i prevent condensation?

    I would like to sleep in my hammock tomorrow night, but there is a lot of moisture where i live. will a bug net prevent this? i dont have a hammock sock though...

  2. #2
    Senior Member Floridahanger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    SW Volusia, FL
    Hammock
    Diy gathered end/Fronkey bugnet
    Tarp
    Diy 11x10 w/doors
    Insulation
    DIY synth TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Straps/Speed Hooks
    Posts
    2,334
    Images
    10
    Define moisture.

    In Florida, 95-100% humidity without rain is a regular occurrence.
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

    My fantastic Photographer wife: http://www.capturedhearts-photography.com

  3. #3
    fallkniven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    NJ
    Hammock
    JRB BMBH
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    UGQ
    Posts
    2,519
    Images
    907
    How do you prevent condensation in the winter? Stay inside. That's about the only way. That's one aspect of winter camping, learning to deal with the condensation.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Doctari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati, Oh
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    Custom OES
    Insulation
    DIM UQ NoSniv TQ
    Suspension
    JRB Triglide/strap
    Posts
    2,992
    Images
    30
    Ventilation, ventilation AND ventilation!

    Even then, you CAN get condensation if conditions are right, like: High ambient humidity, cool (or COLD) temps, You put out a lot of moisture (this fits ME), & etc.
    Even with low humidity, if the ground is wet, you can have a lot of moisture on the underside of your tarp, even in cold weather.

    I have had this happen once: Dry conditions (stopped raining about 4 hours ago) but the ground was way soaked. Temps stayed above 40,,, I think, woke up to getting dripped on by my ridgeline. Wiped the tarp down & went back to sleep. Had to wipe down one more time, not really a big deal, just mildly annoying.

    I have had my bug netting freeze over from my breath at below 20,,, several times. So like I said, have as much ventilation as you can, within reason.
    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
    PAIN is INEVITABLE. MISERY is OPTIONAL.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    New River, AZ
    Hammock
    WBRR
    Insulation
    Lynx full
    Suspension
    cinch buckles
    Posts
    72
    Worland, WY...I spent an afternoon in the ER there once getting my hand stitched up...

    Weather.com says:
    Day Dec 19 Snow Shower 14°F
    High
    Snow Shower
    Chance of Snow:60% Wind: NW at 16 mph Humidity:86%
    UV Index:1 - Low Snowfall:1 in Sunrise: 7:43 am Moonset: 8:59 am Moonphase:Waning Gibbous Occasional snow showers. Cold. High 14F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snowfall around one inch.Collapse Details Night Partly Cloudy 1°
    Low
    Partly Cloudy
    Chance of Snow:10% Wind: S at 5 mph Humidity:91%

  6. #6
    SnrMoment's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Billings, MT
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Streamline
    Insulation
    Goose bumps
    Suspension
    Oxford Knee
    Posts
    1,151
    The ambient humidity there is very low. Biggest consideration is the dew point.
    Get a little condensation here, but nothing serious.
    If you don't have a hammock sock, throw a piece of fleece over your ridge line. Experimented with that before I made it into a pod type sock. Works very well.

    Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener.

  7. #7
    Senior Member DRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Worland, WY
    Hammock
    WBRR / WBBB
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    HG / UGQ
    Suspension
    Buckles / Whoopies
    Posts
    408
    im on a deck where i set up, so ill try throwing a piece of fleece on my ridgeline. thanks for the advice.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Belleville, ON
    Hammock
    Hammock Universe Double
    Tarp
    Hennessy Hex 70D
    Insulation
    EE RevalatonX 20
    Suspension
    Ring Buckle
    Posts
    115
    facetious answer - stop breathing.

    Real answer - you can't, really. You can only control it.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Hammock
    TC SL or DL
    Tarp
    HH Hex
    Insulation
    Marmot Sawtooth
    Suspension
    Whoopies & straps
    Posts
    238
    Quote Originally Posted by 80083r View Post
    facetious answer - stop breathing.

    Real answer - you can't, really. You can only control it.
    What he said, reason being when warm moist air contacts cooler air you get condensation. If you can figure out how to get your breath down to ambient temperature while still inside your lungs without being dead, then you may want to share that breakthrough.

  10. #10
    Cali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Modoc, SC
    Hammock
    Switchback/Speer/T-Bird/WBBB/Lt Owl
    Tarp
    SF/CF/Cldburst/Oge
    Insulation
    Incub/Buro/Snugfit
    Suspension
    Cinch Straps
    Posts
    3,825
    Just another tip, put some type of material on the ground under your hammock to prevent the moisture from the ground rising up an making your UQ damp.
    PitaPata Dog tickers

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone tried tapered baffles to prevent down migration?
    By Michael_qrt in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-28-2014, 14:45
  2. trying to prevent CBS....
    By Deadphans in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-26-2011, 18:47
  3. Quick fix to prevent UQ shoulder slip
    By HappyCamper in forum Under Quilts
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 03-25-2010, 18:27
  4. Any way to lock a hammock to prevent its theft?
    By mgabel_pi in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 12-29-2008, 18:13

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •