Originally Posted by clb
It's great to know for future trips, that I can hang at these temps, surrounded by down, not sure what it would have been like with a wind chill factored in, guess that's for another test
Several months ago someone was frustrated that posts like yours seemed to be all that was left of HF, and complained about the "I got down to x° last night" posts. But, testing our gear at home in a safe manner is the only way to determine if it will keep us safe in the wild. Now that you know what gear worked, you can go somewhere and just enjoy the scenery, as you will have confidence in your gear.
Regarding your feet, I've found that if I wear too many layers of socks, I get cold. I don't know if I'm constricting bloodflow or if I'm perspiring. Just something to consider and experiment with.