Winter is here in fine fashion in Minnesota so I needed to get out and test some gear and theories before heading out on my Winter Backpacking Hammock Trips this winter here.
Never got to try the Warbonnet Winter Yeti last year.
It worked splendidly!!!
The Gossamer Gear 1/4 Pad I used folded over along with my Warbonnet Prototype TQ kept my feet toasty. They were never cold.
Last winter I felt that I wore too much clothing when crawling in the hammock in 0º to sub 0º weather and my TQ and was a bit damp on top. This year I am fooling around with wearing less .... just the minimum when I first crawl in and add clothes as I need.
Almost always have to get up at four thirty AM-ish to write my name in the snow and usually am a wee bit cool. That is when I add more clothes now and it seems to reduce the moisture (sweat) coming off of my body and going into my TQ. That is my theory .... Plus then when I awaken on a cold and beautiful winter's morn I am half dressed and ready for "breakfast from the hammock".
I added a "breath bib" idea. Seemed to work. It will keep the condensation off of my TQ at the head end. I can remove it and pocket it to thaw. We will see.......
Added pull-outs to my Speer Winter Tarp.
Worked terrificly and added room inside.
See a glimpse of the Peak Bag and ridgeline organizer from 2Q & ZQ Hammock Specialties.
Well .... got Holiday and Christmas chores and stuff to do so.....
I will set out a listening post.
As always, thankee for watching. Whooooo Buddy! Cocoa and Christmas Cookies!!!!!!
All secure in sector seven,
Thanks for another great video, Shug. I not only find them fun, but I always either learn something, or find my wheels turning ! :D
That breath bib thing is a really good idea. :thumbup1:
I've learned to move the coffee away while watching these videos!
Shug, maybe one day you could interview your neighbors? Mine would be calling the men in white coats to come get me if I was out in weather like that! Especially with the drum!!! LOL
Another classic from Shug of the Great White North...
Great stuff as always! Teaching the southern boys ( we had a cold front come through today, might get down to low 60's in my neck of Fla.) how to survive in the cold is a good thing. Looks like you might of learned yourself a thing or two. Man that Yeti stuff sure looks good! Happy Holidays to you as well!
Another excellent video. I want to try this sub-freezing haning thing out but here in teh south the best I think I will be able to get is the upper teens and that will only last for about a week. Keep the vids coming they are informative as much as they are entertaining.
Great video Shug! Thanks for that! :thumbup:
I like how the camera slides right through the tarp at the beginning.
Very interesting with the bib thing. Great idea. How did you pin it though? Shirley you didnt poke holes into your TQ...
Great vid Shug! I was really diggin the intro music. Like the idea of the breath vapor catcher.
Happy hanging to the high hearted hammock hanger hibernating habitually in a hammock habitat. ;)
As always Shug, great and informative video! Hmmm....a "breath bib"? Gotta look further into that.
We are expecting a foot of snow here over the weekend! Perfect for some winter tarp and gear testing!