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    During my Wood badge course this past week, my patrol decided to sleep under the stars as a patrol. I had very cheap gear along and was hesitant but willing to give it a try. I was not, however, willing to sleep on the ground. My hammock was in my car and so were a couple of blue wallyworld pads and a poncho.
    Thanks to the info picked up here, my old hand tied string hammock took me to -2 F. I had no tarp but we selected a low spot so wind was not a factor.
    One 40* bag and an Ozark trail artic bag were all I had for overquilts. Since we headed out at roughly midnight to set up I did not use the poncho as a garlington insulator, but that was definitely a back-up plan. Bailing out was an option too as we were only a couple hundred yards from our quarters.

    Thanks to everyone for their willingness to share info and techniques. I was the only one without a stiff back the next morning.

    The boys in the troop are going to be drooling over the old farts patch at the next meeting.

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    That is wonderfully awesome and cool........
    Way to show 'em.
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    Forgot to mention the location:
    Camp Wilderness near Park Rapids, Mn
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    Great story! You never would have planned to spend a -2 degF with that equipment, but you made it work!
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    goes to show you, you should always have a hammock handy congrats and w ay to show them the light.
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    Way to go, Steene! Just 2 WM pads under you at -2? Impressive!
    Apparently, signature that I used from 2006 no longer tolerated so now deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steene View Post
    Thanks to the info picked up here, my old hand tied string hammock took me to -2 F.
    Way to go, Steene!
    I'm glad its not that cold out when I visit Minnesota every September!
    "Courage Grows Strong at a Wound" - Stewart Clan Motto

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