I did not have the Darn Tough socks in July, but I did for my thru.
Nice video. I've hiked a bit with Detail Man and bet you both broke the 4 minute mile. Winter camping needs to be done in increments, discovering your own tolerance / limitations in lower temperatures. Gradually build up the gear for what works for you and only you. Medals are not awarded, just the privilage to embellish the tales when reliving them with those who where there.
Thanks for the video FIMB. It was a great trip, even it was just an overnighter. It was cold enough to qualify as winter trip, but not extreme, just right for FIMB to test his winter UQ. One my favorite parts was seeing the stars that night. WOW they were bright! FIMB is a great guy to hike with.
I wore a Stephenson's Warmlight shirt for the first time. Before the trip I modified the shirt for comfort and style. It needs pit zips, to be added before the next trip. It was a learning experience, but I'll definitely use it again for winter outings.
Was a nice trip... saw it yesterday evening when I got back home and checked my susbscriptions in YT.... and even if I missed it.... this is the backup plan for that tv replacement time :D
HHHmmmm, I somehow managed to “almost” missed this trip report, FireInMyBones .
It’s yet another rainy day here, so I thought I’d have a look at some trip reports. I didn’t find yours, but eventually did find a message, which sparked a, “did I miss a report” search. All I can say is that I miss track turn offs too. I even missed lunch today... slept right past it . lol
How did the knee braces go, do they work? I like the little waterfalls! The vapour shirt sounds interesting. Well done on the coldest night/warmest sleep record! My record is, a no worries, 35F, 2C. The hand warmer on the kidney is a good idea, so is the bags on the feet.
A 30 day hike, that’s a lot of hiking, Fronkey. I’d be brand new, if I hiked for that long. lol I feel a year younger, just thinking about doing it. Thanks for the shout-out! I just had a look at when I last posted a video and it was October the 19th last year. Just for you, I’ll pick the coldest time of this year and go to the coldest place in this area and do a trip report. It won’t be pretty! lol
If I went down below the 20s I’d need ducted central heating! Your list of things you’d need sounded petty good too. Yes, I like snow as well, but hiking in it, for more than 5 minutes, would take some psyching up. Thanks for the great, and nicely edited, trip report, FireInMyBones!
P.S. I found the answer to my question, so don’t re answer it:
They seemed to work very well on the knees, but pinched the back side of my knees (like the knee's arm pit). I had some chaffing behind the knees after the trip from that pinching. I think that I'm too active for the active knit
Watching other people's trip reports is often much better than the television alternative.
I'm not sure how I'd do with a 30 day trek in the woods. I think I'd miss my wife too much.
Brucie, knowing your limits is very important. I would love to see you in a winter wonderland, but I would only ever wish safety for my friends here.
I have some more tricks to learn on the editing, many of which require me to take multiple shots of the activity at hand. I need to work on my "multicam" style. Thanks for the kind words.
Looks like you guys had fun. Thanks for taking us with you. I'm in total agreement with the compactor bag, they have always done me right.
I ended up making a cuben pack liner that is a little skinnier and taller than the compactor bag. I'm lovin' it.