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  1. Looks like the first Minnesota one was 2011,...

    Looks like the first Minnesota one was 2011, which would make next year the 5th annual - is that right?
  2. I could probably get us connected with some press...

    I could probably get us connected with some press next year - remind me.
  3. I made a YouTube playlist...

    I made a YouTube playlist of all of the videos people have posted so far from the hang so you can watch them all in one place. :)

    Thanks for the good time everyone - I really did wake up...
  4. Welp, confirmed time off work, confirmed I'm...

    Welp, confirmed time off work, confirmed I'm prepared for the temps we'll have; guess it's time to update my status on the spreadsheet, huh? See you soon!

    btw, is anyone still looking for...
  5. I just realized there's going to be a full moon...

    I just realized there's going to be a full moon for the hang - neat!
  6. Seems like that's a pretty broad consensus. ...

    Seems like that's a pretty broad consensus. Perhaps checking out some future options could make a good day outing for anyone interested while we're up there this time.
  7. Well, I found one possibility that looks...

    Well, I found one possibility that looks interesting. The DNR forest inventory says there's a stand of mature cedars on the east shore of Greenwood Lake (around 47 30.707', -91 37.527'), which I'd...
  8. I get that bit, but the Finland State Forest is...

    I get that bit, but the Finland State Forest is 311,970 acres with a couple hundred lakes and creeks. Would it be worthwhile to pore over the map a bit to see if there are some other good options?
  9. Is there a particular reason for not using a...

    Is there a particular reason for not using a location closer to water? There must be some nearby on public lands...
  10. Several approaches exist on this front. For...

    Several approaches exist on this front. For regular stakes, people have the best luck with narrow peg-style ones. In particular, the heavier version of the Vargo titanium nail pegs seem to work for...
  11. I'm pretty sure the Accuweather forecast is just...

    I'm pretty sure the Accuweather forecast is just a crapshoot this far out. I don't think it will be that warm, nor as cold as this week. As long as it dips below zero at some point most people will...
  12. Without reading through the thread, I *think* the...

    Without reading through the thread, I *think* the 23rd is another in Wisconsin. 16th is Finland, MN's.
  13. What did you eat and how did you cook it? That...

    What did you eat and how did you cook it? That seems to be the hardest part for me in cold weather - keeping hands warm during meal prep and cleanup.
  14. For anything that can charge via a USB...

    For anything that can charge via a USB connection, I've been liking the Goal Zero Switch 8. It's just a rechargeable Li-Ion stick with USB connections on each end - charge it before you go and carry...
  15. Slept out again last night here in Shoreview too....

    Slept out again last night here in Shoreview too. (I've actually been outside all but a handful of nights since early November.) Overstuffed HG Incubator 0 underquilt, sleeping bag inside an HG...
  16. You know, a pile of TimBits would probably be...

    You know, a pile of TimBits would probably be pretty tasty frozen.
  17. In temperatures down to about the teens I find...

    In temperatures down to about the teens I find that I can actually just leave my face exposed and stay reasonably comfortable. Colder than that I've actually just been wrapping a strip of fleece...
  18. However, the state park rentals aren't allowed...

    However, the state park rentals aren't allowed out of the park, so while good for trying out the concept, you can't use that as a source for bringing to this event. REI also rents them, and those...
  19. Forecasts are still totally BS this far out, but...

    Forecasts are still totally BS this far out, but we're within the range that Accuweather attempts to publish a forecast for, and right now they're saying lows between 0 and +15. What? That'd be sad...
  20. Still cozy warm!...

    Still cozy warm!
  21. Measured -9 in the backyard last night, and the...

    Measured -9 in the backyard last night, and the fam said the indoor/outdoor thermometer read -6 when they were having breakfast. I was snuggly warm, even without an underquilt yet. (Two bags, two...
  22. I've been sleeping out in the back yard for the...

    I've been sleeping out in the back yard for the last month.

    Here's what the hammock setup looks like:...
  23. I don't know about grits, but I once watched a...

    I don't know about grits, but I once watched a guy's chili freeze solid to his plate while he foolishly finished telling a (brief) story in the food line on a scout campout.
  24. Very much so. You can be snowshoeing around at...

    Very much so. You can be snowshoeing around at -15 and actually be overheated and having to manage your layers so you don't sweat too much, but laying still at that temperature you get very cold...
  25. The MN DNR publishes a map...

    The MN DNR publishes a map every Thursday as well based on on-the-ground measurements, and NOAA has one that's hourly estimations.
  26. They feel super weird on hard surfaces like...

    They feel super weird on hard surfaces like pavement because of that, but it works very well in snow. You don't want to be using them on pavement anyway though, because the sole rubber is quite soft...
  27. As noted earlier, it appears to be about a two...

    As noted earlier, it appears to be about a two and a half mile walk in, so you'll need some way to carry your stuff that far. If you're packing relatively light you could probably do that with a...
  28. Well scratch that part. I've been hanging in the...

    Well scratch that part. I've been hanging in the back yard all week, and it dipped to 9 or 10 one of those nights, so hey!
  29. You'll love 'em. I have the Steger Arctics, and...

    You'll love 'em. I have the Steger Arctics, and use them for hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, and skiing.
  30. It's not the closest airport, but it definitely...

    It's not the closest airport, but it definitely is the closest one that will have a commercial flight in from Idaho. (There are several small ones along the shore, but that really doesn't do you any...
  31. Hey folks! New forum member here. No idea what...

    Hey folks! New forum member here. No idea what the schedule will be like, but I'm thinking of joining you for this - looks like a good time! I'm relatively new to hammock camping (last year or...
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