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  1. If I wear anything I swear to wool. If I start...

    If I wear anything I swear to wool. If I start sweating during the night, it will still keep me warm.

    Also I keep a clean and dry set that I only wear in the hammock. And change before I go to...
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    I got one of those in XL size. Mine is the XL...

    I got one of those in XL size. Mine is the XL Bivi Hornet, and it weighs around 2 kilos...but I can take off the weather shield and save around 800 grams. But I never want to. In summer I rarely...
  3. Whoopie slings with a marlin spike hitch on the...

    Whoopie slings with a marlin spike hitch on the straps because I will never forget how to set that up thanks to Shug, and it just works for me...

    On the knot, not on the toggle....iiiin...
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    Sticky: I had fallen asleep a couple of times in a...

    I had fallen asleep a couple of times in a outside our second home in SE Asia.
    Then at home in Norway I saw some TV shows about Lars Monsens various expeditions where he use a tarp as his shelter...
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    My hammock has a weather shield under the hammock...

    My hammock has a weather shield under the hammock that just hangs there. So thats where all the clothes I don't use goes. It can always be taken off and used as a hammock in it's own right. Else I...
  6. Thread: How cold is cold?

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    Ill take on -30 and dry any day if I that lets me...

    Ill take on -30 and dry any day if I that lets me off having to be out in the snow in +/- 32 and humid and windy. Thats when everything gets wet and miserable and the energy just get sucked out of...
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    It would have to be really bad out for me to do...

    It would have to be really bad out for me to do that. Hanged trough an a polar low (Arctic depression, arctic hurricane ) once. Went in the hammock as it started snowing, and woke up to half a meter...
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    Sticky: Thats my biggest problem, I get cold feet when I...

    Thats my biggest problem, I get cold feet when I am tucked in. The water bottle solved that for me :-)
  9. I put them in a dry bag with a zippo fuel heater...

    I put them in a dry bag with a zippo fuel heater in each = dry, warm boots in the morning.
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    Happy that my video is good for something :-)

    Happy that my video is good for something :-)
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    The Island Hammock Hang

    Took my inflatable boat out to one of the islands around here and hanged my hammock...

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  12. On my last trip a brought two 60litre bags of...

    On my last trip a brought two 60litre bags of birch fire wood... :-)
    Well, well, I was 300 meters from the road, and had my Paris pulk to haul it in with.
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    Mine is 2,8m long and 1,8m wide :-)

    Mine is 2,8m long and 1,8m wide :-)
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    Mostly private and crown land. Both are are free...

    Mostly private and crown land. Both are are free to camp on due to our Norwegian right of access/ right to roam law as long as I stay off cultivated crop land, and don't camp closer than 150 meters...
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    Been snowing for tree weeks here. 5 people have...

    Been snowing for tree weeks here. 5 people have lost their lives in my county in the last month alone in avalanches, and the avalanche danger level is at 4 out of 5 which means they set themselves...
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    Well, snow is mostly the problem. This year we...

    Well, snow is mostly the problem. This year we got it before the ground froze. Then we had rain and then a freeze that lasted for a couple of months, before we had a new thaw and rain, and then it...
  17. A hammock tarp with it's straight edges and...

    A hammock tarp with it's straight edges and corners will stick out like a sore thumb regardless of camo pattern. For the camo to be effective you have to disguise that. Also from what I have seen the...
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    On my last tripp I was looking for a dead...

    On my last tripp I was looking for a dead standing to use for fire wood. Found obne that had fallen over but was supported by another tree, and bone dry. Reached up to pull it down, and I had barely...
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    I bet your heart was pumping a little extra...lol

    I bet your heart was pumping a little extra...lol
  20. Thread: Ugliest Hammock

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    Here is a vid from my first attempt at hammock...

    Here is a vid from my first attempt at hammock camping...
    The hammock is an old-school wwII jungle hammock, with an old blanket sleeping bag as a UQ...
  21. Thread: Snugpak

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    Creating good memories that is :-)

    Creating good memories that is :-)
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    In the summer i use a 20$ sleeping bag. It's for...

    In the summer i use a 20$ sleeping bag. It's for winter camping in col climates that you need something better. The other reason is that f.ex a more expensive down bag is probably going to be...
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    Never had that problem. I get in the bag outside...

    Never had that problem. I get in the bag outside the hammock, then get in, and thats it. No twisting and turning...last time I was out i was even had my bivi bag on outside the sleeping bag.

    Also...
  25. Alas the hammock has forever locked me to the...

    Alas the hammock has forever locked me to the lands bellow the tree line. Here that is around 1300 feet. On the up note....I can leave the bulk of my kit under the trees, and just bring a small day...
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    Around 3 metrs here...

    Around 3 metrs here...
  27. Very nice. I live just 2 hours drive from Abisko,...

    Very nice. I live just 2 hours drive from Abisko, on the Norwegian side of the border. I have been up there many times, and in Jokkmokk and Kirruna too. So I can full appreciate what your expedition...
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    I live at 68*N. I think I know about frozen...

    I live at 68*N. I think I know about frozen ground. When it's frozen here it's covered in ice and pegs are useless no matter what they are made from. So I tie off on trees, bushes, saplings, stones...
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    In snow I just take say a 1 meter long dead...

    In snow I just take say a 1 meter long dead branch, tie the guy line to the middle and bury it in snow. It won't come out unless I want it to.

    No need to haul stakes.
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    With you on that one. The lightest pegs are the...

    With you on that one. The lightest pegs are the one you don't have to carry in :-)
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    You're all welcome. My mom just need to know how...

    You're all welcome. My mom just need to know how many to make :-)
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    Is also against the laws of physics that -10*C is...

    Is also against the laws of physics that -10*C is warmer than +10*C

    They where fishermen in winter in open boats. Their mittens where going to be wet anyway. And they could not always wear them....
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    Sticky: It's my actual sur name. It comes from the old...

    It's my actual sur name. It comes from the old Norse word "rn" which means "secret".
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    My theory is this. While we are in the arctic. I...

    My theory is this. While we are in the arctic. I am at 68 degreees Northern latitude. We should have ice bergs floating in the sea, which should freeze in winter. After all, we are nearly as far...
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    Regarding the comment on the weight of wet felted...

    Regarding the comment on the weight of wet felted wool mittens. The OP is like me using a pulk. Weight and volume of what you wear is simply not a concern. Comfort and keeping warm is, and then...
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    I am on the islands of Northern Norway and the...

    I am on the islands of Northern Norway and the climate here can be rather wet in winter. So the army have now gone over to gore-tex for the over mittens. But uses the same wool mittens inside them. ...
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    Make the mitten too water proof and you get...

    Make the mitten too water proof and you get trouble with condensations when your hands start to sweat.

    I have complete faith in my wool mittens ability to keep my hands warm even when wet. Here...
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    Tie off to trees. If I need one, thats what I...

    Tie off to trees. If I need one, thats what I carry a knife for.
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    O n t h e k n o t, n o t t h e ...

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    k n o t,
    n o t
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    t o g g l e :lol:
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    Thanks for all the comments everyone. And...

    Thanks for all the comments everyone. And Tallpaul, I did not build that snow wall, mother nature took care of that bit while I was snoring. :)
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    The Blizzard Hammock Hang

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  42. Thread: Ice fishing hang

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    Ice fishing hang

    Packing up the pulk to go ice fishing and hang overnight. It's -10*C (14*F), and clear skies, but some snow forecast later. Avalanche danger level is Orange (level 3) so staying in the flatlands....
  43. Thread: Ground Tarp?

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    Now in the winter A cheap 2$ reinforced...

    Now in the winter A cheap 2$ reinforced polyethylen tarp. I use the same tarp to pack my stuff on the pulk in, so it does not need to be light. And they are nice and strong.
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    23F so far, no wind. It seldom gets much colder...

    23F so far, no wind. It seldom gets much colder than 5 degrees here on the island. But that is a wet cold as the humidity is fairly high, so I can guarantee that you will feel it.

    But if I want...
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    I jave just recieved my skins, so by no means an...

    I jave just recieved my skins, so by no means an expert. But I measured the hammoc from end to end, I have drip rings on ech end that the carabinier for the whoopies attach to. S I measured from...
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    When I come home I toss it in a corner, until the...

    When I come home I toss it in a corner, until the wife yells at me to get rid of it, at which time I hang stuff up to dry, irritating her further. When stuff are dry, I pack it up and load it onto...
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    My experience from my last fishing phase, was...

    My experience from my last fishing phase, was that it helps to have som much kit, so many rods, reels, lure bags, boxes and general stuff, that she loses control of what you have. That way when she...
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    In winter. 1. Get my breath back 2. Hydrate...

    In winter.

    1. Get my breath back
    2. Hydrate
    3. Gather fire wood. This way you have a place to warm your hands etc while you do other cores.
    4. Get fire started.
    6 Get the kettle on
    7. Set...
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    Lemme do the maths... Hammock: 60$ Tarp: 60...

    Lemme do the maths...

    Hammock: 60$
    Tarp: 60
    Suspension: 45$
    Sleeping bag: 350$
    Under Quilt: 113$
    Paracord 30
    Pulk to haul it all on: 157$
    Rigid trace and harness for pulk 87$
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    You are truely blessed. of our kids, one is just...

    You are truely blessed. of our kids, one is just entered adulthood, and we have one 14 year old "Daaaad, thats embarrasing, get a grip!" kind of lad.

    But we have the two year old to fall back on,...
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