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  1. Poll: Langlade county works for me. mid-late june works...

    Langlade county works for me. mid-late june works best for me as i am already booked through the end of May for wilderness trips.
  2. I'm down In Kenosha and would be up for...

    I'm down In Kenosha and would be up for carpooling with anyone driving up from IL or Racine.
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    I have a large rectangular grate that I am...

    I have a large rectangular grate that I am bringing to cook over.
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    The dutch oven will be great for fish or other...

    The dutch oven will be great for fish or other foods people want to share. I will be making a blueberry cobler.
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    I'm heading up tomorrow morning with GSX.I'm...

    I'm heading up tomorrow morning with GSX.I'm going to be bringing a couple of tip ups.is anybody bringing a large pot for melting snow? if not I can. I haven't seen any mention for snow melting pot...
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    I'm in Kenosha and would be up for carpooling if...

    I'm in Kenosha and would be up for carpooling if Fritz can't carpool on thursday.
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    Thanks fritz. I'd be happy to carpool.

    Thanks fritz. I'd be happy to carpool.
  8. I can't do a January hang this year but hikingdad...

    I can't do a January hang this year but hikingdad will be doing this years winter hang in February. I am also heading up by lonetracker for a trip with lake superior bushcrafters group that month.
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    Thanks hiking dad for posting info for this years...

    Thanks hiking dad for posting info for this years hang. I plan on being there this winter. I usually bring ice fishing gear too.
  10. That was a crazy fast sale. You'll enjoy this...

    That was a crazy fast sale. You'll enjoy this chair. :)
  11. New Helinox Ground Chair (ultralight backpacking chair)

    I recently purchased the new Helinox Ground Chair which is, as far as I know, the lightest off the ground and full backed chair on the market. I took it out last week to test it out and decided to...
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    Photo of my personal best -32.8F

    I finally figured out how to get the photo from my phone onto the computer so here is my coldest temp of the year and personal best from early February.
    Weather: No wind and clear sky.
    Location:...
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    I wish I could make it but I will be in Black...

    I wish I could make it but I will be in Black River Falls doing a WFA cert class that weekend. Some of us will be hanging up near hayward the following weekend over St. Patricks day. I have been out...
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    Broke 2 personal best records in one season

    This past Tuesday I hit a new low temp of -32F with no wind

    Hanging out in the ENO Double for a few days up near Hayward Wisconsin

    Got to test my new -20F HG UQ. Used a 15F bag as a top...
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    Leaving now should be there by 2ish

    Leaving now should be there by 2ish
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    who all is fishing and do we need minnows?

    who all is fishing and do we need minnows?
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    I hope to leave Sparta by 9 and hope to be there...

    I hope to leave Sparta by 9 and hope to be there by 2 at the latest. I am packing toniht so hopefully everything goes well.
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    Too bad HD but there will be plenty more hangs...

    Too bad HD but there will be plenty more hangs this winter here in WI. Maybe I'll get a chance to meet you yet. Who else plans on fishing this weekend aside from me? If I am the only one, I may...
  19. Hey your tea comes pre-pine-needled! You know...

    Hey your tea comes pre-pine-needled!

    You know that actually does make a lot of sense now in the community aspect that if people didn't have to worry about water so much and melting their own...
  20. Yeah I know. Seems kind of redundant though, more...

    Yeah I know. Seems kind of redundant though, more trouble than it's worth IMHO but to each their own right. Maybe we just have "Superior" ice where we camp at the WI winter hang. :tonguesmilie:
  21. I know. I was commenting more on the fact that...

    I know. I was commenting more on the fact that other people in this thread have been asking everyone to hike in 2 gallons of water/ice in plastic containers for the hang. Thats all. See you this...
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    I will have an ice auger with me and it is very...

    I will have an ice auger with me and it is very sharp (like new) I also have a few tip ups I plan on bringing but the more the merrier. Anyone want to bring minnows?
  23. What next, melt snow for water and not have to...

    What next, melt snow for water and not have to hike in ice or 5 gallon containers?:scared::laugh:
  24. Do we need to organize a hang at the Michigan Ice...

    Do we need to organize a hang at the Michigan Ice Fest this year?! It's coming up quick at the end of the month. World class climbers guest speaking and i think the whole weekend is around $45.00...
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    I spent 5 days doing a solo on this trail in...

    I spent 5 days doing a solo on this trail in March of 2012. No people, deeper snow day after day, no rain, and was told not to worry about paying for a permit because March is off season. Water was...
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    I got a set of these with the two DIY bridge...

    I got a set of these with the two DIY bridge hammocks Hikingdad made me for my wedding a few months ago and they are AWESOME! I'm glad these are finally out to the masses. Thanks Dutch!
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    Conditions: 3 days 200 miles from home in the...

    Conditions: 3 days 200 miles from home in the wilderness started at 25F day time highs the first day followed by extreme cold the next at -15 day temp and -26.3 recorded during the second night and...
  28. I would love a set up like that to use at the...

    I would love a set up like that to use at the nature center I work for here in WI. It would be great when talking to kids about winter recreation and safety but my budget in and outside of work just...
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    The weather looks like it will be almost 50...

    The weather looks like it will be almost 50 degrees warmer that it is now. So i'm excited for that. Good Luck e_2 hope all goes well.
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    Just got the word that my custom -20 UQ #2531 has...

    Just got the word that my custom -20 UQ #2531 has shipped! Just in time for next weekends WI winter hang!
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    On the map, we will be by the east side of the...

    On the map, we will be by the east side of the lake where the green square is marked. Take porcupine road to the 3rd parking area. There will be a big sign there at the entrance and parking will...
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    Wow! Can I get one of those! I can't wait to hear...

    Wow! Can I get one of those! I can't wait to hear the trip report.
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    No problem at all. I got the Wisconsin record...

    No problem at all. I got the Wisconsin record low at least and all my appendages so I feel pretty good.

    Shug, I hope it's not severe. Even a mild frostbite can destroy nerves and sensations in...
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    i wrapped the comforter around me as best I...

    i wrapped the comforter around me as best I could. I think it all comes down to the crust and lots of practice with your gear.
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    Previous personal best was -17F with sustained...

    Previous personal best was -17F with sustained wind chills of -35F. for that trip I had the HHSS and stock asym fly. I also had only a 15F bag. That trip was actually my very first winter hang with...
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    Awesome! I wonder if anyone from Canada has some...

    Awesome! I wonder if anyone from Canada has some crazy temps to share too.
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    If Shug was camping this past weekend then he...

    If Shug was camping this past weekend then he likely beat my record but we would have to see what his thermometer reads. Also, he has much more appropriat gear. For this trip I had no UQ or TQ,...
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    very light frost on the reflectix pad and typical...

    very light frost on the reflectix pad and typical frost around my face and head end of the hammock. I used a fleece shirt as sort of a mask over my face and there was a lot of frost on the outside...
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    I just added a link to youtube showing my gear. ...

    I just added a link to youtube showing my gear. It was a short hike, maybe 15 minutes with a pulk sled and snow shows.


    Brad49426 Very impressive!
    "We're did you get your Acu-rite...
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    My temp is slightly lower than Shugs -26 and as...

    My temp is slightly lower than Shugs -26 and as far as I know he is the only one who has photo proof of such a crazy cold temp. If you count wind chills, then Fronkey probably has it from last...
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    The first night was +25 and perfect but I got a...

    The first night was +25 and perfect but I got a bit chilled in the am. The second night when it dropped to -26 I added a piece of reflectix under me and problem solved. I slept even better the...
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    New Cold Temp Record!!!!

    I spent the last 2 nights camping out in northern WI for what was originally scheduled to be the new years/birthday hang:boggle:. This turned out to be a solo trip and cold one at that:cool:. With...
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    My birthday is Dec. 31st. I'll be doing a...

    My birthday is Dec. 31st. I'll be doing a birthday hang myself. Good luck to you and the family and welcome to the Hammock Forums, there's no going back now:)
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    Maybe you could get in touch with KC8QVO about...

    Maybe you could get in touch with KC8QVO about carpooling.

    I also wanted to add that unlike the Minnesota Frozen Butt Hang, we don't require anyone to hike in blocks of ice or tarps or food for...
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    Here is the Map

    Thanks Snipen for finding the map for us. We will be checking out an area on the east side of the lake near the green square this weekend. Parking will be in the lot on the right. Hopefully all goes...
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    I see lots of number much higher than mine but it...

    I see lots of number much higher than mine but it may be a while since it's a full custom order. I hear the wind chills where we are going for this weekends hang in Northern WI are -45 tonight. I...
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    I am heading out to the Porcupine Lake Wilderness...

    I am heading out to the Porcupine Lake Wilderness on Friday for this weekends group hang and we'll be checking out an area on the east side of the lake. Last January we were on a pretty windy spot...
  48. If you have them, use them, especially with deep...

    If you have them, use them, especially with deep snow. If you don't have them, you may have a more difficult time but I wouldn't say you have to run to the nearest outfitter and drop a bunch of cash...
  49. This is the bread I took to Finland a couple...

    This is the bread I took to Finland a couple weeks ago. They are homemade sourdough free form loaves that hold up really well to freezing and rewarming without drying out. If you make a cup of soup...
  50. ok thanks for the heads up on the beaver dam.

    ok thanks for the heads up on the beaver dam.
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