Hey! Don't jinx him!
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Hey! Don't jinx him!
I don't think the fireplace was at fault last year.
Has anybody tried alpaca wool socks? Are they any better/worse than merino wool?
Any folks use the same campsite before you? Could have been a habituated creature.
That's a fascinating trip report. Thanks for re-posting.
Regarding fabrics for a hammock sock, I've read that:
1) below 20 degrees, definitely use cotton for breathability;
2) above 32 degrees, use breathable synthetics.
What fabric should be used...
Here is the link to Shug's video about his minus-40 degree hang near Ely, MN.
Here is a link to one of Shug's videos about the 2013 Minnesota Frozen Butt Hang. In it, he explains his setup for hanging in below-zero temps. Somewhere he has another video when they hung in -40...
Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 DL hammock with a Hammock Gear standard Cf3 tarp (in summer mode). I've used the tarp through some fairly heavy coastal storms with no problems.
It will help a bit. Netting adds a few extra degrees of warmth.
Would love to hear some actual test results.
I've lost 50 pounds in the last eighteen months AND won a CF tarp at the Florida hang last January (cost = $20). Thoroughly enjoying both.
Still, I enjoy my old Kelty Noah's 12 when car camping.
+1 Looks like a nicely illustrated high school project that somebody forgot to complete.
I'll second that thought about Timberr's Sunday service. Last year, my only complaint was that it ended too quickly.
It is a lot more fun to critique the board's stupidity than it is to sit through their boring board meetings.
Yet another entertaining video. Thanks, Shug!
Try setting up your WBBB with the foot end at least twelve inches higher than the head and see what that does for your calf ridge problem.
Bump. A good discussion about hammock socks.
If elected president, I will make sure there is a "hammocking only" section on every college campus.
Hammocking will make America great again!
If you want to hang really close to home, here is a link to the City of Chesapeake's Northwest River campground. I've never hung there, but it has plenty of trees.
Here is a link to Gunner76's thread with a spreadsheet of hanging sites in North Carolina. Its been around for a few years.
Does this mean that the Terminator will be joining us for the February hang?
The Terminator is a lucky wife, indeed!
Now that you have us all curious, please let us know what you purchased (when you can).
Thanks Gunner for all the hard work you put into arranging, organizing and conducting these hangs. We know it ain't easy and it takes lots of energy.
I'm looking forward to the Frosty Butt in...
You get what you pay for. Invest in quality and you'll be better off.
Welcome from the Outer Banks.
You just missed the Merchants Millpond Halloween Hang last weekend ... a wonderful event.
The HG Standard has served me well through several coastal storms. It is a very nice light-weight tarp for backpacking or kayaking.
The Mecks are great folk. They'll do you right.
Here's a couple of their stands at our Halloween Hang last weekend.
Thank you Mecks for supporting the Merchants Millpond Halloween Hang!
David and Beth were a lot of fun to hang with and we loved all the gear that you donated to our raffle. I look forward to...
Namtrag -- Really glad that you folks could join us. I noticed that Pyro was so eager for a turn at the fire that she had to sit on her hands. Next time she'll have to be more assertive.
One of my worst nightmares! A couple of my ex-wives showed up for the hang.
Kingsford demonstrates bushcraft method fire starting ...
Equipment in position and ready to go:
Had a great time. Thanks to all who helped.
Here are some random pics from the hang.
Thanks for the very clear and succinct answer.
Is "Half n Half" the same thing as the "Heavy Cream" that I volunteered to bring?
Welcome from the Outer Banks. Please come and join us at the Merchants Millpond Halloween hang this weekend. We would all like to meet you.
Welcome from the Outer Banks!
Salisbury I've heard of. Now, if you were from a town like Spot, NC then you might have some identity issues. :)
:lol: I had the same thought.
Awww, you are such a sweet guy!
I've slept with far colder also ... but then she divorced me. :lol:
On topic: Seems to me that this years night-time temps should be about the same as last year's fall hang at MMSP.
[QUOTE=Koolranch;1534807]Accurate is saying 39 for Gatesville. It may be different if you put the park in but I just used Gatesville. Still looking for an answer to the UQ questions.[/o QUOTE]
I believe Weather Underground is predicting a low of 44 on Saturday night. Do you have better intel?
I look forward to watching you arrive with three bundles of firewood on the back of your bike. :)
It's simple. Just give her an order that she has to camp in a hammock.
Yep, it works ... at least that is how I handled it with my last five wives. :)
Why doesn't everybody bring three bundles (one bundle/night) of wood?
Looks like perfect fall weather for the hang: sunny with daytime temps in the high 60's and nights in the 40's with light wind.
I'm packing today.
Thanks. Excellent job.
Don't worry. I'll be standing right behind you.
You folks have no idea what you are getting yourselves into. And, you are going to love it.
I find that a canvas sock adds about 15 to 20 degrees extra warmth. So far I've never had a problem with condensation (down to 1but other canvas sock owners tell me that I'll get it around zero...