Friday, January 15, 2010

Cane Pole Insulation - Tip

Cane plants can be found most everywhere in the East and are a perfect plant for many different applications. They're strong, flexible, easily sharpened, easy to find, and available all year round. I've used these for many different tools (which I will eventually write about), the most recent of which is insulation while sleeping.

Cane poles are decidedly not that comfortable. I'm just going to say that up front. If you plan to do this as a survival technique without a camp mat I'd suggest finding other bedding to lay down on top of this. That being said, the actual process is extremely simple. Just lay down as many poles as you can in the same direction that you're sleeping. This will give you .5-1" clearance from the ground, and since cane is made up of pockets of air it helps a lot to insulate from the cold ground. I know from experience that insulation is absolutely mandatory for cold weather...


-B

1 comment:

  1. That being said, the actual process is extremely simple. Green Deal Just lay down as many poles as you can in the same direction that you're sleeping.

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