Twaz the night before leaving and all that could hear was Stairguy scurring packing his gear. Mac and TZ arived around five and we all took a walk down to the local pizza dive.........Ok enough of that......... we left Shakopee the next morn after coffee and made are way to
Tobie's in Hinkley. Hangers made there way in and we all greeted and had breakfast. TZ and I each picked up loaves of fruitcake (you can survive on one loaf a day
)Left at 10:30, ontime, sometime later I realized I had left my camera
(canon sd960si), Shug knows the model, Back at the restraunt, My bad!! Out of cell range by that point, determined not to let this effect trip.
Stop at Todd's farm and than on to the forest .( Tobie's ? Todd's ?. It's a Minn. thing w/names.
Unloaded ,Packed back in,set up shelters and setteled in for the weekend. Fourdog and Paul had set up 12x12 hot tenet the day before. My toke's off to those two. Their efforts helped insure this to be a safe and enjoyable weekend.
I overpacked as usual, but not a bad thing to do in winter. My personal kit was as follows:
WBBB 1.9 Dbl
CCS 12x16 tarp
Hammock Gear 3 season Phoenix( fully believe I could have left this at home)
Hammock Gear Incubator
ponch underliner ( first night)
Outbound(canadian made) -30 deg sleeping bag (Previously used by BSA Snow Base program) aquired for $15.00
WWI wool blanket inbetween hammock layers
Although I had goretex and down backups. My clothing Remained traditional.
Omni wool base layers
Swedish military wool pants
omni wool med sock
smart wool heavy sock
US military muckluks(several peeps had these)
Empire canvas Works wool vest
" " " blanketshirt
Woolrich 1/4 zip med. wool sweater
Swedish military anorak
Wool toke for daytime
wooltoke for slepping
wool balaclava ( goota love those sweeds)
Fur Mad Bomber for nightime
By removing and adding layers early enough I was able to manage my moisture control. Only overheated once to the point I soake my base layer and immediately changed it out. Used my anorak when I worked in order to keep my wools clean and efficient.
At no time did I have any more than 4 layers on.
Highlights of weekend
Group soups(fine eating at it's best) (nostril clearing chili)
2 hr Sat morning hike w/TZ
crystal clear eavning hike w/others
testing ones metal
-12 deg. poop'n and wipe'n w/snoballs
I could ramble on for hours on this trip, If you didn't make it,ya missed it
First video w/new camera will be of my gear ( I get to upgrade now)
Missed all who could not make it .