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  1. That's definitely an option. The only time I use...

    That's definitely an option. The only time I use (used) compression sacks is when there's just no way to fit something in a pack. I say "used" because I no longer use a sleeping bag, and the one I...
  2. Well, I'm beyond mad or upset right now. My pack...

    Well, I'm beyond mad or upset right now. My pack is in the Jeep and everything was ready to go when my alarm went off at 5:40am. But this cold just wiped me out; deep in my chest and head right now....
  3. Updated forecast for tonight!! Clear, with a...

    Updated forecast for tonight!!

    Clear, with a low around -20.

    OUCH! Hope the early arrivals stay warm!
  4. Can't wait! Really worried about this cold I...

    Can't wait! Really worried about this cold I caught though...it kicked in full effect yesterday. Last night was rough. But Dayquil and Nyquil is pretty amazing stuff! I actually feel like the...
  5. What do you think Dave, about 6-8 of us committed...

    What do you think Dave, about 6-8 of us committed to the wintry piney woods this weekend?
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    Welcome! I do 9/10 of my trips in MI. I love...

    Welcome! I do 9/10 of my trips in MI. I love hammocking with either my backpack or kayak. Tons of friendly info here so get ready!
  7. Keep it coming! I keep reloading this animated...

    Keep it coming! I keep reloading this animated radar every 20 minutes or so on my phone. Obsessed? No, I just like snow that much!!

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89379576/HF/gaylord_wx.jpg
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    I agree. My 1.1DL WBBB material is basically like...

    I agree. My 1.1DL WBBB material is basically like silk. The 1.7 material (my Traveler hammock) is more like a canvas. Well not really, but it's hard to describe. I guess you could say it's closer to...
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    Poll: On top of the cave there is a pile of clothes,...

    On top of the cave there is a pile of clothes, dirty undies, a few beach towels and a blue tarp. HAHA. Not something I wanted to pack out. Hopefully someone ends up just burning it sometime.

    I...
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    I was wondering this just the other day. I had...

    I was wondering this just the other day. I had mine set up in the basement for about a week, and just yesterday I unhooked one side to keep it from stretching.
  11. I'm feeling some pulk envy now...maybe I'll make...

    I'm feeling some pulk envy now...maybe I'll make one some day. My light packing habit is hard to break, but it would be nice to have the kitchen sink on some winter trips!
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    Welcome! There are probably a lot of existing...

    Welcome! There are probably a lot of existing threads about this, talking about both condensation from breathing and condensation from a pad under your body (which sounds like what you are talking...
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    If I could do it over again, I might have picked...

    If I could do it over again, I might have picked up one of these for most of my trips, and the Superfly for winter and rainy trips. I have the Mamajamba with door kit as well and don't see myself...
  14. YESSIR!! Great pic!

    YESSIR!! Great pic!
  15. OOOh yeah!!! This will freshen things up! Should...

    OOOh yeah!!! This will freshen things up! Should get us close to or over 20" on the ground.

    ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 5 PM EST TUESDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN...
  16. Dave, that menu sounds a bit tastier than my...

    Dave, that menu sounds a bit tastier than my Poptarts, jerkey, cheese and Kit Kats! It may be a balmy 0 Friday night.

    p.s. My 7 month old just got bronchiolitis, but starting to feel better and...
  17. Thanks. I think my last mod (simply tying a knot...

    Thanks. I think my last mod (simply tying a knot to shorten suspension) fixed it, but have yet to try it outside.
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    Anytime it's below 15 or so, any "extra" heat is...

    Anytime it's below 15 or so, any "extra" heat is of no concern to me. At this point, cold is just COLD. I'm more interested in cutting down condensation. I'll bring my superfly down to about 8" of...
  19. Nice bit of fresh snow for us :) ...

    Nice bit of fresh snow for us :)

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89379576/HF/022315_snow.jpg

    -32 in Grayling right now. -23 in Gaylord. That's crazy!!!
  20. Hey Turkey...I just noticed your 0 Incubator....

    Hey Turkey...I just noticed your 0 Incubator. Hows that working out? I had mine on 3 trips so far and had some trouble getting it set just right. Better each time, but still not 100% as of last...
  21. I can't make breakfast, but may need to stop at...

    I can't make breakfast, but may need to stop at Spike's in Grayling for a Spikeburger on the way home!

    I should be to the parking spot by 11am and to the camp around Noon or so.
  22. SNOW! Maybe 1-3" Tuesday to freshen things up,...

    SNOW! Maybe 1-3" Tuesday to freshen things up, 1-3" Saturday night, then 3-5" Sunday. We'll see!
  23. That's a fun hike! I've never seen a bear here...

    That's a fun hike! I've never seen a bear here either. I think they're a little more common north and east of the area. I don't take anything; just keep food and smelly things hung up away from camp....
  24. I bet it could get even colder than -3. Seems...

    I bet it could get even colder than -3. Seems like I have to subtract a good 5 from the forecast every time I camp in central northern MI away from all the cities.

    -5F was the coldest I've...
  25. Definitely! I was checking out some photos online...

    Definitely! I was checking out some photos online and it looks like a nice view.

    I may also check this bunker thing on the hike in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvaogFAiuGY

    Low Friday night...
  26. As usual, I already started getting stuff put...

    As usual, I already started getting stuff put together even though it would only take me about 20 minutes to pack. I'm pumped up for this one! Totally new spot for me, over a foot of snow (maybe 3"...
  27. Oh I know what form you're talking about. Not for...

    Oh I know what form you're talking about. Not for parking or anything.

    I have a whole stack of those for when I'm car camping/hunting around Grayling. Perforated bottom and keep half tied to the...
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    That's interesting. I recently thought about...

    That's interesting. I recently thought about going lighter with a single, but maybe I should just leave it alone since I never had much problems with my 1.1 double.
  29. Awesome!! I like snowshoes even when I don't...

    Awesome!! I like snowshoes even when I don't necessarily need them to "float". Better traction makes hiking so much easier. And they were completely necessary on my last trip when going off trail to...
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    -32F this morning near Grayling, MI. I check...

    -32F this morning near Grayling, MI. I check this sometimes since I'm up there camping/hunting several times each year.

    -32!! That's messed up. I won't be doing any testing in that!
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    Sounds perfect to me. Wish I had cobalt blue on...

    Sounds perfect to me. Wish I had cobalt blue on more of my quilts.
  32. LOL that's hardcore. I can usually get a big...

    LOL that's hardcore. I can usually get a big enough fire with just a small folding saw.


    White man builds big fire, stands back. Indian builds little fire, huddles close.
  33. HAHA OK. Staying home until noon this morning to...

    HAHA OK. Staying home until noon this morning to watch a sick baby. I'm going into work around noon so I'll run it past my manager to see if next Friday is doable. I guess I would leave Friday 8AM,...
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    Poll: That actually makes sense. Lots of people...

    That actually makes sense. Lots of people actually camp at established/semi-established sites as to not wear down a new spot. I always try not to disturb the new sites I camp, but with a group I can...
  35. Mmmm sounds good! I think I'm in. Let's call it...

    Mmmm sounds good! I think I'm in. Let's call it 80%!

    So the river won't freeze? It would be nice not melting snow for a change! I'll just be using some purification tablets then.
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    Maybe in a snowcave with only one place for the...

    Maybe in a snowcave with only one place for the heat to escape, but not under a tarp. Besides, I would only want to use one in a snowcave anyway. Look at the full candle, and then after it is burnt....
  37. Looking good, well within 14-18" areas. Sorry I...

    Looking good, well within 14-18" areas. Sorry I didn't mark our spot on the map.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89379576/green_timbers_snow.jpg



    Wife seems OK, may check with my manager...
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    I also had to tie a knot in my new 0 Incubator...

    I also had to tie a knot in my new 0 Incubator to eat up about 4" of cord. I never had to do this with my other quilts.

    I wonder if HG started making the suspension longer to fit more hammocks,...
  39. HAHA yeah -26 is past my limit. I need to...

    HAHA yeah -26 is past my limit.

    I need to clear this with my wife and my manager. Both are usually flexible, but I've been hiding out several weekends lately so I'm not sure I can make it work.
  40. -26 tomorrow night. Let's head up a week early :)

    -26 tomorrow night. Let's head up a week early :)
  41. Poll: Same here. Wouldn't have it any other way.

    Same here. Wouldn't have it any other way.
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    I'm glad I finally picked one up. I used the...

    I'm glad I finally picked one up. I used the Mamajamba for a couple years, even got the door kit. But the simplicity and full coverage of the Superfly is just great. Many times I'll just leave the...
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    Poll: I wasn't going to say anything...but I'm gald you...

    I wasn't going to say anything...but I'm gald you did :)

    It sometimes seems far from a "wilderness" as the title implies, but we should at least try to keep it as is, if not better.

    - Firewood:...
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    Not to hijack and mix vendors, but I also had...

    Not to hijack and mix vendors, but I also had luck with my HG quilts and lower temps (I'm sure other vendors would be similar):

    0 Incubator +1oz: -5F (cool spots but it was not set up correctly)...
  45. Did you see this weekend? Near -20! I like cold,...

    Did you see this weekend? Near -20! I like cold, but that's too cold for me.

    The weekend for this trip is looking nice though.

    Updated to about 20HI/ 2LO both nights! A good 12"-14" on the...
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    What is a Dutch foot pad? Some type of DIY? I...

    What is a Dutch foot pad? Some type of DIY? I didn't see anything on his site.
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    OK I don't want to hijack the thread, but...

    OK I don't want to hijack the thread, but hopefully my experience helps others.

    What I mentioned in the post ^^ above ^^ seemed to work. I believe it this time! Just the one knot shortening the...
  48. With a tiny tarp and UQP, it almost seems like...

    With a tiny tarp and UQP, it almost seems like were to the point of making a waterproof pod or hammock. I guess a "hanging bivy". Something lightweight that completely encapsulates you. Probably...
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    Permatex is good stuff. The "cone" tip applicator...

    Permatex is good stuff. The "cone" tip applicator is worth it alone. My advice is make the smallest cut possible, so the stuff squirts out not much wider than the thread itself (maybe width of a...
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    It's never below 63 in my home though :) But the...

    It's never below 63 in my home though :) But the Incubator 0 may actualy see 0. Still, the best option if you only want ONE UQ. I think a 0 and 20 is a great combo. The 40, not really necessary....
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