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    Fire pit

    Has anyone tried hanging over a buried firepit to stay warm at night?
    My thought was that the canopy would catch the warm air from the pit.
    Just starting out and this will be my first hang in western pa.
    thanks paul

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    I've never tried hangin' over a buried fire pit, but one way to capture heat is to take a pair of leather gloves and place some heated rocks from the fire pit under the hammock. One note that may seem intuitive is to make sure that once in the hammock you still have enough clearance to avoid any contact with the rocks.

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    that's a pretty good idea, if you had an enclosed tarp, it would really trap the heat. how would you do it, would you build a fire and build up a good base of coals and then just cover in a layer of dirt? don't want it flaming back up in the middle of the night.

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    Seems like this will end up as a headline .... " playing with fire".... don't get burned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Seems like this will end up as a headline .... " playing with fire".... don't get burned...

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    i agree,just get a good pad and a jrb old rag mtn quilt neo
    the matrix has you

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    that's a pretty good idea, if you had an enclosed tarp, it would really trap the heat. how would you do it, would you build a fire and build up a good base of coals and then just cover in a layer of dirt? don't want it flaming back up in the middle of the night.
    Here is where i saw it...


    http://www.survival.com/art1.htm

    Actually the Tooferate rule is just numbers, Two - Four - Eight. They stand for the following essential bits of information.

    The fire burns for TWO hours.

    You put FOUR inches of dirt on top of the fire at the end of the burn period.

    The original hole was EIGHT inches deep.

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    I tried this once years ago near Sky Meadows. Probably the most comfortable sleep I ever had on the ground, but it still was not as comfortable as a hammock.

    I'm not sure where the buddy I was camping with learned it from but he did use the 2, 4, 8, rule

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    Well...

    Well.. for the past 50 years, I've taken a hot rock from the firepit to bed with me. I just wrap it up in an old cloth, like a piece of old towel.... be sure not to let it get TOO hot. It's VERY NICE and if you cuddle it to your abdomen, warms you up quickly.

    Just plan ahead.. while you're sitting around the fire. . . find a nice, clean, smooth rock and put it near the fire, turn it every now and then so it heats all the way through. It'll stay warm until morning!

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    Remember how your clothing smell like something burnt after sitting around a campfire for a long evening?, well this may apply to you hammock this next morning!

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    Ummmm

    I like that smell...

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