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    Anyone else is backyard testing tonight.

    So at my house tonight it is suppose to be -18* with a 15-25 mph wind. That is well beyond anything I have tested in. I am so excited. Tonight I am debating on hammock but I will be using a HG 0* burrow with 3 oz overfill, a 20* burrow with 3oz overfill on top plus mid weigh base layers. Under neath I will use a 0* incubator it 4oz overfill and a 20oz Phoenix no over fill. Plus a 2qzq UQP and a superfly to break the wind. On my head a fleece balaclava with neoprene mask and two hats, one being a black rock down hat.

    So who else is going out?
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    Put your tarp real low (touching the ground) and pile some snow on it. Grab a snack. You'll be all right!

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    I figured that I would be. The lowest I have been in is -12* but much more milder wind. That will be the biggest issue to deal with.

    Thanks for the reminder.
    Husband, Father, and Friend.
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    Only supposed to be -12F in Central Mass. But I will be testing as well.

    Right now I planned on using my 0 top and UQ coupled with my 40 top and bottom. But you've made me think about upping my game to use my 20 gear. But that's what backyard testing is for I guess...

    I have my overcover and a an undercover plus my Winter Dream for the wind. I'll use a heavyweight synthetic base layer with maybe another light fleece top. Fleece/neoprene facemaskcombo and a Blackrock down hood also. I've used this setup with only the 0 quilts lighter weight base layers down to 5 and been toasty. We'll see what an extra 15 can do I guess.

    Good luck and stay warm. I'm off to do some snowshoeing this afternoon.
    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
    - Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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    Check Check.
    Not the back yard but camp about 30-40mins away.

    Never got the overstuff handled on my 0 burrow or 20 Zepplin so will be supplementing with some CostCo quilt layers.
    Gonna be fun.
    Have sherpas, will travel...

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    Looks like I will be sleeping out also. -23c windchill down to -33. Gear has all been used more than 10 colder but hey why not.

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    I was out last night (-9*F in Minneapolis). I doubled up 20* Burrow topquilts which worked great. However, my 0* Incubator and 2QZQ underquilt protector let me down a bit. I woke several times with a chilled lower back and butt. My 20* Incubator easily performs at 10-15* below its rating. I guess I expected (hoped for) the same from my 0* Incubator.

    I'll be back out tonight but a front is moving through and we are expecting slightly warmer temps.

    Note; Shug uses a piece of fleece tied to his ridgeline and looped around his head to catch the condensation from his breath. Strongly consider something, even extra towel thrown over your chest. I woke this AM with a large area of my topquilt resembling a glacier.

    Good Luck
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    I won't be sleeping outside tonight, as I have plans, but you guys may have just inspired me to head outside and do a test hang right now for a few hours.

    I'm going to go sans-tarp though since I won't be out long. I'll double up my Snugpak hammock cocoon with my long AHE New River winter. Probably use my 20deg sleeping bag as a TQ inside that.

    Every day is a good day.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedogomer View Post
    I won't be sleeping outside tonight, as I have plans, but you guys may have just inspired me to head outside and do a test hang right now for a few hours.

    I'm going to go sans-tarp though since I won't be out long. I'll double up my Snugpak hammock cocoon with my long AHE New River winter. Probably use my 20deg sleeping bag as a TQ inside that.
    Excellent idea gentlemen. Sixpoint Brewery Global Warmer to help with the windchill.
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