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    I have hung in Minnesota at -18!

    I too am a Scout leader and have done OKPIK at Northern Tier in January and February...all in my hammock! The lowest was -18. I did not use a tent or underquilt either..instead I used the pea-pod...
  2. Yes...it was .6 degrees

    Yes Nelson it was .4 or .6 degrees according to the digi thermometer. You say the canoe trip was a little windy?
  3. Was that you on Bob Bald?

    Weisenger were you on Bob Bald about two years ago in January with a dog? I was in a tent at the bald and someone was in a hammock later that night. I spoke with a hiker the next morning and now...
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    Bwcaw

    1. Tarp for each hammock
    2. Kitchen tarp
    3. Crazy Creek chairs
    4. Marathon...not a sprint (don't try too much)
    5. Try meals at home first
    6. Do a overnight locally first
    7. I like the...
  5. Thru-hikers do not need a...

    Thru-hikers do not need a permit/reservation...but must give up their slot at the shelter if the shelter is full due to permit holders. Thus "If you have a reservation". Everyone else must have a...
  6. I have stealthed a few times. The way to deal...

    I have stealthed a few times. The way to deal with the maximum capacity is to avoid the AT during the northbound migration of through hikers altogether.
  7. If you have a reservation you must stay in the...

    If you have a reservation you must stay in the shelter. If you are a through hiker you must stay "in close proximity" and can use a hammock! Number of spots are listed on the trail map and online...
  8. Hammock Hanging In Great Smokies...the Official Word

    Hammock hangers- Much has been asked on threads regarding hanging hammocks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I spend a lot of time there and have many contacts. I have copied an email here...
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    - 24 in Minnesota hang

    Hey Nelson and I did a five night hang in January in northern MN. The low was -24 on the first night and below that on the fifth...do not recall exactly. Anyway, we used two pads and a bag inside a...
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    SHUG, SGT ROCK and JOE SELIGA

    And guess what????? SGT ROCK will be at their Troop meeting on March 21. I already got them on Shug/youtube and now they get to meet Rock! These guys will be able to say:

    "Yes, I know Shug! ...
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    The regs are straightforward bout hammocking at a...

    The regs are straightforward bout hammocking at a shelter in GSM:

    1. Got to have a backcountry permit
    2. Must stay at a campsite or shelter
    3. You may only stay outside the shelter if the...
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    Yep...we had four hammocks layered one night! ...

    Yep...we had four hammocks layered one night! Tough on the low hanger though!
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    Getting youngun's in the wild...hangin

    My Scouts at Campsite 24 in Great Smoky Moutains National Park. All our Scouts and leaders have hammocks and aren't afraid to use 'em!

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    lbdgolfer--- I am a SM at Troop 800 in...

    lbdgolfer---

    I am a SM at Troop 800 in Maryville, TN. I just returned from the Northern Tier High Adventure Base. BSA describes "cold weather camping" as any overnight camping when the temp is...
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    Hey Wisenber...sorry I did not get to say "Se ya"...

    Hey Wisenber...sorry I did not get to say "Se ya" on Roan Mtn. So....SEE YA!
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    Its definately a condensation issue rather than...

    Its definately a condensation issue rather than padding issue. A Ridgerest, for example is a closed cell foam pad while a pad like you are speaking of is more of a plastic type pad. Its splitting...
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    Southmark...see your pic?

    I posted a pic of you a few replys back. It was of us four nearing the AT intersection
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    A few pics from the Roan Mtn Hang

    Here are a few pics. Friday night was a low of 1.9 degrees! Nelson and I had a blast! Our pulks and hammocks worked great! We went up the road on Friday but down the AT on Saturday with no...
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    Sticky: Thats funny! My preferred method is to turn on...

    Thats funny! My preferred method is to turn on my headlamp and see that the bottle is ready. Next, turn on your side, place the bladder extender release nozzle into the bottle and get over the...
  20. Hey Nelson...want to go to Campsite 18 Friday...

    Hey Nelson...want to go to Campsite 18 Friday night after work? I have to be at Tremont to teach Saturday anyway
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    Been to Minnesota five times...Boundary Waters. ...

    Been to Minnesota five times...Boundary Waters. In fact was there this past January 3-9 and camped at Flash Lake when it was -24 in my hammock! Welcome!
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    Sticky: One of the reasons we did this in the cold...

    One of the reasons we did this in the cold Minnesota winter camping trip was to pre-warm our bags and then keep us warmer at night BUT to also have liquid in the morning to heat water for breakfast. ...
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    Medicine Man...you are correct! Not many people...

    Medicine Man...you are correct! Not many people know that the Eagle Scout Rank can be revoked!
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    Thanks for helping send my kid to college! ha ha...

    Thanks for helping send my kid to college! ha ha ha

    On my pulk were snowshoes, shovel, ice auger and the white poles for the pulk puller....just pvc attached to the front. MacEntyre Nelson and...
  25. Nelson and Jeff will probably park at Carvers Gap...

    Nelson and Jeff will probably park at Carvers Gap and pulk to Toll House Gap, grab the AT there and go to the shelter area. Is that where you are are going to be...at the shelter area? Also, the...
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    Trying to navigate

    Trying to navigate the site. Saw our Roan Mtn reservations! Here is a good pic for you...
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    Slendid!

    Splendid! Thats all I got to say about that!
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    I'm Jeff (aka. "Mayday")

    From the high humidity of East Tennessee, this is Jeff introducing myself to the Hammock World! I grew up in Gatlinburg (tourist mecca of the Great Smoky Mountains) and have played in the mountains...
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    Canvas: OKPIK BSA instruction in January

    I returned from my second OKPIK week at the Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Ely, MN. By the way, OKPIK is Inuit for "snowy owl" - a creature that is comfortable in the cold North. Anyhow...I...
  30. There will be two for Friday night only. We will...

    There will be two for Friday night only. We will be the guys in the hammocks :)
  31. Have hammock...have pulk...will hang

    Jeff from Maryville here. Just got back from Minnesota two weeks ago. Stayed in my peapod four nights at -24, -12, -10 and -14. I am wanting to hang high on Roan at least Friday night the 11th. ...
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    Minus 24 in the Boundary Waters

    I did a week in the Boundary Waters (two weeks ago). The lowest night was minus 24...in my hammock pea pod style! We were on Flash Lake which is about 18 miles east of Ely.
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