Or gave up and in cuddling with the wife?
Or gave up and in cuddling with the wife?
"Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles"
— Hunter S. Thompson
the extra that I wore was my "Nunavut" puffy water proof pants.
I also wore (what I have) cotton T-shirt and a cotton long sleeve sweat shirt, and light but effective vest.
My feet were my concern, yet not a problem with two pairs of normal socks.
It got down to -11C or 11F
(Said with a French Canadian accent)
And I laugh . . . at Jack Frost . . . Haa Haa
The only problem was the noises . . . what ? ? ?
on new years night . . . I should be suprised.
It was kinda cool though
the way the sound of the fire works whirled around the valley in the crisp cold air.
I remember back in Alberta on my property in the winter,
(in the tent)
on a cold clear windless night,
I could here from 15 miles north of me
the train powering across the prarrie.
But the noise that woke me most was the road plows,
their way past, and the many, many drunks, whistling past
as they made their way home or the ditch.
I couldn't believe the traffic at 3:30am.
All in all it was good . . . and MAN THE CONDENSATION
I will likely give it a go again tonight
where was the condensation?
Excellent report. I sure enjoyed the pictures thanks
.Edit: I guess I have been calling my green tarps blue ? ? ?
no I'm not colour blind . . . just weird . . . according to my wife . . .
. . . but I call her a weirdo lover . . .
Did you sleep with the Clark top weather shield on??.,if so you might have to crack it open some , but you probably know that.
I kept it closed, but will try it open tonight . . . Thanks
Aaaaahh yea . . . although I've read others commenting on it,
may not have thought of it tonight.
I'm a knife
I'm in the drawer
I'm not always sharp . . .
Clark top weather shield...
I'm kinda new to all this high tech hammock gear and I have not looked into all the different manufacturer yet but I have to say your Clark weather shield looks awesome.
As I am in my backyard tweaking my hammock for winter use I am constantly tripping over all the ty out lines there fricking everywhere. And I am thinking to myself
"There has to be a better way" !
Now this morning I see your rig and go WOW! somebody has done something about this.
Well . . . I kept it closed last night
I slinked down into my bag more and breathed warmer air.
Look around here, and then decide how much you would LOVE one.
Most all of us Clark owners, do just that, love it.
I just realized that I can say,
"I have spent every night this year outdoors in my hammock" Tee Hee
The hang was the same, and I started out with the same synth bag,
but I dressed down, as the first night I was far to warm,
so night cloths are as such, T-neck w/long sleeves,
light insulating winter vest, Dakota driWear™ long johns,
and a pair of daily socks.
One surprising note, the synth bag is only rated to -5°C or 23°F
Yet the temp was -13°C or 8°F and with this small amount of clothing,
I had a very comfortable sleep . . . well til 3:30 when I had to spell relief . . .
I took this opportunity to comparatively test my -5°C syth bag against my down bag which I don’t have a rating for,
as the manufactures tag has been removed.
The down test was very interesting:
I felt definite cold spots were my body pressed heaviest,
ie, shoulders, and my cute little tush
(I wasn't suppose to use my wife’s descriptive,
oh well if she reads this, I'll take the punishment)
but the parts of my body that pressed less,
and the top of me, as I lay on my back only,
was just over the edge of sweating . . .
NOW That's weird . . .
As my kidney was chilled, I had need of spelling again,
so I swapped out the down for the synth bag,
and finished the wee hours in comfort again.
1. Sleeping in my hammock out doors in the winter, is an old winter camping reality, enjoyingly renewed.
(In my tent 25+ years ago, I called it "Constantly Camping")
2. If the Z-liner, and DIY pads, and the weather shield,
lower the temp rating of a -5°C bag to -13°C
Then a -18°C bag that I am looking at getting
should get me to at least -25°C and maybe to my goal of -30°C.
And if not the -18 inside the -5 will for sure. I would think.
But around here to really test that out it would need to get to
-20°C at home elevation,
then I would have to climb the mountain out back
to reach an elevation that would give me those lows.
I am not sure I am as I sit right now, mentally prepared for that . . .
. . . but when the time comes . . . if it is not on a work night . . .
. . . I will force myself to go . . . and then enjoy . . . or Die