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    Water weight, counting ounces, and fog

    After my last trip, where the fog was thick and it rained during the night, I decided to weigh my gear to see how much moisture it had acquired. I'll use the term "wet" a bit loosely, meaning the weight of the item after I get home and immediately before I hang it to air out. The following items did not get wet per se, with the exception of the tree huggers and whoopies. They just had that damp feeling after being in the dense fog of the clouds.

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    hammock, whoopies, tree straps

    "wet" wt 20.8 oz
    dry wt 19.6 oz
    accumulated water wt 1.2oz
    accumulated water volume 1.15 fl oz or a little more than 2 tablespoons


    UQ -- Hammockgear Incubator, 3 season, custom Momentum 90

    "wet" wt 25.15oz
    dry wt 24.5 oz
    accumulated water wt 0.65oz
    accumulated water volume 0.62 fl oz or a little more than 1 tablespoon


    It was no surprise that the hammock and suspension was heavier, since the the straps had been rained on. Still, 1.2oz is a lot for 8' whoopies and 6' poly tree straps to wick. My surprise was how much water the UQ had gained. This increase in wt was just from the humidity in the air. It felt damp to the touch. Stresses the need for a weather shield in high elevations. The moral of the story -- dry gear weighs less.

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    nice details. this is a good point and case for takign some time to drape quilts and hammocks out over some rocks when you get some sunshine...

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