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    First winter campout with my son!

    but unfortunately not in the hammock

    I was getting ready to to a back yard hang and test to see if doubling up 2 x 3S hammock gear quilt sets would keep me toasty warm .
    I have mine - a phoenix and a burrow and my sons - a custom phoenix (longer) and a down -7 mummy bag.

    was laying things out and my 11 year old son decided he wanted to sleep out too -

    I don't quite have enough for 2 hammock setups - so out comes the tent

    it's all good -
    I set up the 4s winter tent , a couple exped 9DLX mats (with a CCF under each)
    for top insulation he had his -7 bag with his UQ over top. I had a 0 synthetic bag and my burrow.

    We layer up and head out with an expected low of -5 -
    With a suggestion from here - i had a hot water bottle in each bag - WOW - keeps things real toasty all night -

    I ended up shedding layers at 1:30 - ended up with just a base layer and a light merino shirt.
    he was in his fleece layer and ended up losing the UQ (that was over top) and venting his sleeping bag - I guess thats a good thing being too warm ....

    Overall a good night sleep -

    now to get a little more hammock insulation and try again

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    Hot water bottles are like magic!

    Always important and fun to get the kids outdoors, even if it means going to ground.
    Brian
    Denver, CO
    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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    Going to ground isn't bad with an EXPED Down mat - almost as comfy as a mattress
    I'd still prefer the hammock

    Just doing insulation inventory - looks like I have enough to try 2 winter hammock setups

    its really funny the looks after you tell someone you went camping the other night ( in the snow/cold/winter) they look at you like you are crazy and ask, "weren't you cold?" I say "No, It was too warm we had to unzip the tent for a little air"

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    Can't wait to get out into the pineys with my sons - some years away though!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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