Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 25 of 25
  1. #21
    Senior Member affreeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Quincy, MA
    Hammock
    Darien UL 11'
    Tarp
    HG Cuben Fiber Hex
    Insulation
    JRB TQ & UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    211
    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Cold Feet......if your not wearing your parks but it over the hammock foot end. works great.
    Shug the Warm-footed.
    A great idea, but not workable on a hammock with netting attached, like a Hennessy or Blackbird.

    I always have a down jacket with me, either a very light down liner in the summer, or a heavier, warmer down jacket in colder weather, and have often thought it would be the perfect answer for use as bottom insulation under my lower legs and feet, allowing me to use a 3/4 underquilt. I envision something made of netting and a bit of elastic to be used to hold a jacket up against the bottom of the hammock, like a mini UQ. Even in the case shown in your photo, it would seem more efficient to keep all of the down jacket under the hammock where it is needed, since your TQ provides the needed top insulation to your feet.

    I am not a DIY gear maker so don't really know how easy or difficult something like this would be, but to my uninformed mind it seems like it would be rather easy. Judging by the plethora of ideas and innovations I see here at HF, I'm guessing somebody has probably tried this and knows why it is not practical, but I haven't come across the reason.
    ~
    "Home is where I hang my food bag."

    Monkeywrench
    Allen Freeman
    allen@allenf.com
    www.allenf.com
    blog.allenf.com

  2. #22
    Stormstaff's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Kankakee, IL
    Hammock
    Dangerbird
    Tarp
    OMW
    Insulation
    Burrow/Incubator
    Suspension
    Whoopies/ Dutch
    Posts
    1,302
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    Great speaking voice you have there
    It's got narrator written all over it.

    Nice area and nice report! Thanks
    Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

    Asst Scoutmaster of Troop 319, St George, IL

    Proud Supporter of Turley Custom Knives & ESEE Knives
    Proud Supporter of Dream Hammocks

  3. #23
    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    14,488
    Images
    62
    I just did do it on a -1º trip in my Blackbird but I have the netting flipped back....so it can be done. Now I am not so sure about a Hennessy as I don't have one.
    Shug

    Originally Posted by Shug
    Cold Feet......if your not wearing your parka but it over the hammock foot end. works great.
    Shug the Warm-footed.
    Quote Originally Posted by affreeman View Post
    A great idea, but not workable on a hammock with netting attached, like a Hennessy or Blackbird.

    I always have a down jacket with me, either a very light down liner in the summer, or a heavier, warmer down jacket in colder weather, and have often thought it would be the perfect answer for use as bottom insulation under my lower legs and feet, allowing me to use a 3/4 underquilt. I envision something made of netting and a bit of elastic to be used to hold a jacket up against the bottom of the hammock, like a mini UQ. Even in the case shown in your photo, it would seem more efficient to keep all of the down jacket under the hammock where it is needed, since your TQ provides the needed top insulation to your feet.

    I am not a DIY gear maker so don't really know how easy or difficult something like this would be, but to my uninformed mind it seems like it would be rather easy. Judging by the plethora of ideas and innovations I see here at HF, I'm guessing somebody has probably tried this and knows why it is not practical, but I haven't come across the reason.
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



    Shug's YouTube Videos

    Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs

    Shug and Friends Jammin'

  4. #24
    the_lorax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Apple Valley, MN
    Hammock
    DIY DL & GTUL
    Tarp
    Gear Guide 12x12
    Insulation
    IX UQ, CS TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    266
    How about just having a piece of ripstop with some suspension attached like a UQ but no insulation of its own. Rig it up at the foot end, lay your jacket out in it and snug it up?

  5. #25
    Senior Member BigA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    WBSF
    Insulation
    *20 Phoenix
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    139
    Great report. I think you just sold me on the 20* Phoenix. I would rather have a little too much then not enough. Plus I do not like having to sleep in a lot of clothing. Thanks for the great report again!

Tags for this Thread

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
  •