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    Last night in the back yard

    I decided to try out the Warbonnet Blackbird. I live in California so I don't have the ultra cold weather but it got down to 30 degrees last night. With frost and ice on the ground,
    My gear used:
    Blackbird/double bottom 1.7
    GG i/4 ccf pad
    Big Agnes perm aloft Air mattress
    Big Agnes Lost Ranger sleeping bag
    MacCat Deluxe tarp

    Clothing worn:
    Russell athletic moisture wicking long sleeve shirt
    flannel bottom PJs
    Fleece acorn socks

    I had my Monkey man fleece tucked in by shoulder and a small head lamp hanging on the ridge line. I had a temperature gauge and some water and a Jet boil for coffee in the morning. all on the shelf. Let me say I was so comfortable. I had the air mattress slide down the sleeping bag pocket, the ccf pad in the sleeve of the hammock. Out side it was 30 degrees inside the black bird it was 37. I was warm most of the night, till I slid off the pad. So I put my fleece on and stayed warm and toasty for the rest of the night. You know shoulders slid toward the side. My feet were tucked up in the foot box. I actually woke up sleeping pretty flat on my stomach.

    Had a lot of condensation in my hammock, sleeping bag and tarp. I don't know if this was that I am a heavy breather or the fog last night. I would like to find a solution to this. But you get that it tent camping ,so it is no big deal. I think I would like to wear a pair of micro fleece pants next time. My leg always get a bit cold. A under quilt would be nice also. Hay has any one used sleeping bag liners? I'll take pictures next time. I say it again comfort was the best!
    "The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection."
    Thomas Paine

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    glad the first flight went well.

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