Originally Posted by L84toff
Welcome! Wife and I did the Cabot Trail this summer on our bike and hammocked most of the way - some nice country out there.
If you're planning on making it to Dempster this year, bring some mitts…oh and a flashlight - I don't think they have too much daylight left. Get a zero degree topquilt (TQ) and an underquilt (UQ) and have them overstuff as much of that fluffy white stuff as they possibly can, cause BRRRRR!
If you have time, watch Shug's video's on youtube, he has a (I think it's a 10 video) beginner series on hammocks. In fact you can watch him and others hang in northern Minnesota at like 100 below
Very cool the cabot trail is a lot of fun. I also rode it this year and then continued on accross Newfoundland, unfortunately last summer I had NO IDEA about Hammocks so I camped in a tent and sure enough my back hurt. Really looking forward to trying out the Hammocks.
Although I do eventually want to do some extreme hammocking in super cold temperatures I am planning on doing the Dempster in August. This will also mean I will be passing through Ontario... and all of Canada. Very excited about this trip.
I saw Shug's first video and I'm going to sit down and invest some time learning all about this. I need to acquire enough gear to get down to some pretty cold temperatures anyways though. The low's in August can get into the low freezing temperatures at night (around 0C for us Cannucks) and as high as +30's in the day. Should be a good trip.
I was thinking of getting a good topquilt and some sort of pad under me and a decent top cover. Any opinions on if I will need more then that?
Bluenose Climber I used to live in Halifax in 2008 I'll send you a line if I head back down that way! Same if you come up this way with your hammock let me know. Only thing is I suggest the Cabot trail is way nicer in the summer or fall as I am sure you know.