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  1. Garden camp and a coffee in the woods

    Itís mid lockdown here in the UK; so a camp in the garden would be within the rules....weíre allowed daily exercise so I followed the ďcampĒ with a stomp in the countryside and a coffee in the woods....
  2. Welcome, I’m way over in the east. But do love...

    Welcome, I’m way over in the east. But do love the West Country.
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    Great news, thanks for the report, makes me feel...

    Great news, thanks for the report, makes me feel even more excited to receive my goodies from HG !!
    Hope they arrive before winter recedes.
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    That’s so looow temps there, makes it all the...

    That’s so looow temps there, makes it all the more satisfying and cozy getting the insulation dialled in.
    May have mentioned it further back but I get similar with gloves, my hands can get so cold...
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    Hi Peter, I’m by no means an expert, but I’ve had...

    Hi Peter, I’m by no means an expert, but I’ve had similar on heavier tarps and I’d personally be putting a tiny patch of tenacious tape on either face of it, seam sealer will obviously stop the water...
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    It’s too much of a tonic to not keep dialling it...

    It’s too much of a tonic to not keep dialling it in...fresh air, natural sounds, ache free sleep!

    The socks I use for hammock time are possum merino and quite loose, I think the issue is poor...
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    Brilliant, thatís a good test at 10f !! I wonder...

    Brilliant, thatís a good test at 10f !!
    I wonder if youíre onto something with the socks off thing, my hands warm up far quicker without gloves sometimes, itís as if the glove holds in the cold...
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    Iím finding a good feed before climbing in is...

    Iím finding a good feed before climbing in is helping a lot, as is layering the underquilts as the ratings on apex just donít seem to be accurate for me as I said above.....really have great...
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    Cheers fellas.

    Cheers fellas.
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    Still waiting on my HG incubator but have still...

    Still waiting on my HG incubator but have still been getting out, stacking 4oz/6oz layers of apex underneath me has helped but made me realise apex ratings are just not accurate for me, although a...
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    Was a bit of fun, thanks for watching.

    Was a bit of fun, thanks for watching.
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    Sunset setup time lapse

    Just a time lapse of a sunset and setting up for the night from a recent camp.
    Bit of fun....less than 30secs long.

    https://youtu.be/f5taJGB-kbc
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    I just did an HG Journey, pitched it inside out...

    I just did an HG Journey, pitched it inside out and drew the pullouts toward each other to apply the seam sealer while under the sort of tension it would see in use.
    Was cold outside, 3-4c and...
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    Merino buff for me, my nose gets cold, so a buff...

    Merino buff for me, my nose gets cold, so a buff pulled up to cover it keeps it warm without me looking like a bank robber!
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    On a recent trip I put one under my toes between...

    On a recent trip I put one under my toes between socks on each foot, kept my toes warm most of the night and did have a good effect on my overall warmth...or feeling of.
    They really are useful in my...
  16. You guys are so lucky to be able to even consider...

    You guys are so lucky to be able to even consider that kit for your conditions.
    I’d load up a pulk every opportunity if I could....
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    Fascinating insight from you guys, is really...

    Fascinating insight from you guys, is really appreciated.
    My locale is high humidity most of the time so I’ll definitely be considering an uqp for my down uq...and will likely keep with apex top...
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    I hear you BillyBob58, I’m going to try some...

    I hear you BillyBob58, I’m going to try some goose down as I’ve never been fortunate enough to try it in any camping situation...indeed I have an HG premium incubator 20* 850 with a couple ounces of...
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    Slept in the garden again last night, an extra...

    Slept in the garden again last night, an extra layer & hot water bottle and had a lovely night.
    -3c and frosty drifting to +2c and rain through the night.
    Went to sleep very tired and with backache...
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    I’ve just ordered a 20* incubator, hopefully will...

    I’ve just ordered a 20* incubator, hopefully will cover my UK winter needs, and as you say Tpatter, the trailwinder will go on the outside and give flexibility across two uq’s.
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    Think it’s been my main issue since winter began,...

    Think it’s been my main issue since winter began, apex just not warm enough for my back.
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    I’m going to on that recommendation, cheers Shug.

    I’m going to on that recommendation, cheers Shug.
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    Another night in the garden and it got down to...

    Another night in the garden and it got down to -3c so a good chill, toasty warm on top but I was cold from below, two layers of apex 4oz/6oz, loads of fiddling, nice loft I think, underquilts both up...
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    Got some goodies from Jared: 12’ trail lair and a...

    Got some goodies from Jared: 12’ trail lair and a top quilt in 7.5oz.
    Tested both last night and was super comfy and toasty warm....still quite a new guy to it all but getting things dialled in...
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    Thanks all for your replies, much appreciated...

    Thanks all for your replies, much appreciated tips and insight.
    Had a great night out in the woods last night, got down to -1c and wet with it so decent testing conditions (for my neck of the woods...
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    That’s a lot of quilted loveliness, I’d bet it...

    That’s a lot of quilted loveliness, I’d bet it would be difficult to be cold amongst all that!!
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    Great tip thank you, guess we’d normally have all...

    Great tip thank you, guess we’d normally have all the equipment to achieve that with us on a camp; water container, stove and pot.
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    Thanks, seems some good advice echoed by earlier...

    Thanks, seems some good advice echoed by earlier replies....
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    So, another night in the garden (7-8c at first...

    So, another night in the garden (7-8c at first dropping to 3-4c in early hours with subsequent rise in humidity):
    I tightened up the trailwinder until it was snug and slightly lifting the hammock,...
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    It poured down here last night so it was indoors...

    It poured down here last night so it was indoors bed unfortunately.....I’ll get out there ASAP.
  31. Wow, I’d love those conditions to camp in, even...

    Wow, I’d love those conditions to camp in, even to just be in the forest would suffice....
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    I’ll get in the garden tonight and report back!

    I’ll get in the garden tonight and report back!
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    183461 This pic may tell a story, it’s an 11’...

    183461
    This pic may tell a story, it’s an 11’ chameleon with a 10’ trailwinder but looks around a foot of shock cord each end......not snugged up enough is it?
    Surely there should be <6” each end...
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    That night was still but we have high humidity...

    That night was still but we have high humidity most of the time, my home grounds are the Norfolk broads, very swampy....think Florida without the heat!
    I think youíre onto something though re me...
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    Good question, it is indeed difficult, my method...

    Good question, it is indeed difficult, my method is to “beg forgiveness rather than seek permission” but by being respectful, quiet, sensible around shooting concerns, leaving no trace, removing any...
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    Overnight enjoyment

    Great night out last night, mushrooms and lamb steaks were divine.
    Had some skeins of geese for entertainment.
    Beautiful full moon that lit up the woods.
    Got around 13hours sleep with only a few...
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    Itís a fascinating subject and I really...

    Itís a fascinating subject and I really appreciate the knowledge here.
    I had a brief overnighter last night but temps were up a tad to 6c(42f?) definitely helped adding a layer at 5am this morning,...
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    Some great advice all thank you, much appreciated...

    Some great advice all thank you, much appreciated and will be putting it all to good use.
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    I’d try eating but that’s likely to wake me...

    I’d try eating but that’s likely to wake me up...it’s as if breakfast is calling but too early!!
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    Thanks, I do get up as soon as nature calls!...

    Thanks,
    I do get up as soon as nature calls! It’s almost unbearable but to not just do it is to lose hammock sleep...
    I will definitely try the pad idea or I guess anything to give another...
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    Getting cold in the early hours

    Hi all.
    What the best way to deal with getting cold in the early hours....3-4am and I feel a chill but not from poor insulation it appears, Iíve had similar when bivying so not concerned itís...
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    Looking forward to getting my Eclipse TQ....

    Looking forward to getting my Eclipse TQ.
    Thinking I’ll possibly use a small section of shock cord and a mitten hook on the neck.
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    I see yes, I’ve experienced similar in goretex...

    I see yes, I’ve experienced similar in goretex bivi bags...same deal
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    Appreciate the replies everyone, makes the...

    Appreciate the replies everyone, makes the learning curve shallower!
    I’m surprised no one has mentioned winter socks or similar, that could show my inexperience though....are they not for that...
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    Thanks all. Those tarp configs give me some more...

    Thanks all.
    Those tarp configs give me some more options for sure.
    I understand the conditions that cause it, just wondering if there was a kit item that would go between the dew and my...
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    Thanks Shug, Iíll give it a watch

    Thanks Shug, Iíll give it a watch
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    Handy tip thanks

    Handy tip thanks
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    Use your gear how you want....keeping it all...

    Use your gear how you want....keeping it all pristine is as if it’s waiting to be sold, in that case you’re just keeping it nice for the next guy!
    Maybe try some super light merino shorts/tee...
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    Frost/dew protection

    Hi all, had the last three nights in my hammock in the garden (yard!) taking advantage of the high pressure and clear skies.
    Nothing beats going tarpless and netless but how to keep the dew, frost...
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    Agreed, that mesh looks great....as does the sag...

    Agreed, that mesh looks great....as does the sag of the hammock
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