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    Senior Member Tobit's Avatar
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    Jan. 16 2013 - Winter Overnigher.. almost

    Disclaimer: No hammock, sorry.. had a bad experience last time out, weather was too nasty today to experiment so I had planned to sleep on the ground.

    Today in New Hampshire, 4 to 6" of new snow was in the forecast. It was to snow "lightly" throughout the day start around 4am and ending around 4pm. I had not been out since November and was getting some cabin fever so I thought this would be a good opportunity to test out my new winter kit, and a new Molly MacPack, in a snow storm situation.

    Unfortunately, things did not go as planned and I made it as far as setting up camp and cutting down three standing dead trees. The snow was quite wet and falling harder than I expected by this time. I was just not in the mood to process firewood all day in these conditions so I packed up and came home. I had wanted a fire to last from at least 5pm/6pm til midnight or 1am and, in this mostly maple, ash, and pine forest, would have required me to process a fair amount of wood.

    It was still nice to get out and I will be back there soon, just not when the heavens are dumping snow on me. The MMP performed beautifully, I had a full winter load out and 3L water bladder, and the pack fit me like a glove.

    Here are a few photos from today:












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    I like that tent.

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    I like those shoes. I could make one efficient dead-fall trap out of those. MSR?
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    Tent: is that a GoLite Shangri-La?

    Nice pics mate, thanks for sharing even without the hamaca

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    Very nice pics. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by born2roam View Post
    Tent: is that a GoLite Shangri-La?
    Yes sir, Shangri-La 3.

    I might go back out on Saturday. I camp on private property that I have permission to use so I just left the shelter and tarp up since it was only going to be a few days.

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    I'm heading out this weekend Friday-Monday and the idea of a tent also keeps popping into my mind due to lows down to 12°F and 30mph winds.

    That's one benefit of tents, easy to block 100% of the wind WITH NO EXTRA WORK. I'm not going to mess with a sock, pile up snow, etc. But, since I can no longer stand to sleep on the ground, hammock it will be!
    With our land becoming more developed and crowded, lots of people go into the woods because they are beautiful and wild. Unfortunately some people’s actions make these places much less beautiful than when they arrived (bushcrafters building chairs, tables, shelves, tripods, walls, huge fires, cutting trees, etc.) Do your best to make sure you’re not one of those people.

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    Is that a Montana Saw? Easy to use? Easy to store?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpkeo View Post
    Is that a Montana Saw? Easy to use? Easy to store?
    15" Sawvivor - I love it, goes in the woods with me every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrineclown View Post
    I like those shoes. I could make one efficient dead-fall trap out of those. MSR?
    ====> Oooooo...dead-fall traps! Talking my language!

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