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Old 12-20-2020, 05:03 AM   #1
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on the hammock last night, on the patio

with a drum liner of leaves on the hammock, the shemagh around my face, I slept ok for 4 hours, at 30-34F degrees, 90% humidity, 5 mph wind.with just the two bivvies, complete coverage. Apparently, the multiple layers of the shemagh catch enough of the moisture in my breath, cause i noticed no condensation problems. no wraps of drum liners or netting, just cammies, cap, showes. no balaclava, no gloves. just one wrap of the shemagh around my head/neck and then the rest of it around my nose/mouth. given the netting, liners and armor, down on the ground, on the packs full of debris, i'll be able to exercise thru a night at 0F, no problem. That's cold enough that nobody is going to bother me at night for having a fire, and a discrete Dakota fire pit will warm up rocks or water enough to warm me another 10F degrees, for several hours That gets me thru the cold morning, until the sun is bright enough thru the PEVA strips in the mylar bivvies to warm me by at least 20F degrees. So I can get thru the night and sleep during the day. with just cammies, cap, 1.5 lbs of "extra" clothing and 3.5 lbs of sleep/shelter gear. if I didn't have to worry about the jbt's, I'd not have to bother with the AR. Given just the canned marlin Papoose, I could save 5 lbs, keeping the BOB to 37 lbs. Adding all of the night vision, rechargeable batteries, and biolite stove to the AR,etc, took the BOB to 42 lbs , even with the water and food held to 6 lbs.
 
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Old 12-20-2020, 05:06 AM   #2
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the wife now gets up for work at 2:15 AM, so I can experiment at the coldest temps. I expect to learn a lot this winter.
 
Old 12-20-2020, 07:25 AM   #3
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You don't tell her that you go out and sleep in the hammock at night?
 
 
Old 12-20-2020, 08:53 AM   #4
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Plenty of people dress for and can move around well below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t count on temps slowing anyone down. Especially if they have the right gear.
 
Old 12-20-2020, 08:55 AM   #5
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How about some pictures of your set up?
 
Old 12-20-2020, 09:32 AM   #6
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I can see the need for a hammock to sleep in, in a heavily tropical jungle climate, due to the monsoons, the bugs, the snakes, etc. There were moments earlier in my time in the Army where I was training in the north end of Vancouver Island during the winter (rainy) season and it pissed down for the better part of a week, I slept on the ground wrapped in rain gear and a ground sheet. Having had the experience that I have had during 15 years in field units, when I got to sleep in the night, my kit and rifle were always in a position in case we were bumped in our hides or leaguers at zero dark 30, I could ensure that I was able to respond by putting rounds down ranges as quickly as I could. Unless I ever find myself in a jungle, I think I will pass on a hammock for sleeping purposes.
 
Old 12-20-2020, 04:52 PM   #7
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Hammocks are useful in a variety of settings...
 
Old 12-20-2020, 06:30 PM   #8
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I can't see the sleeping use of them in a potentially hostile environment. Camping yes, fishing yes.
 
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