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    Senior Member sir_n0thing's Avatar
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    Turkey Day hanging

    Spent 3 nights at the in-laws' place for Turkey Day. Being that the family homestead is the gathering place for allot of family, the house gets VERY crowded. To do my part in helping alleviate the overcrowding, I was happy to sleep out in the hammock
    I also finally got to try out the 2/3 winter-weight underquilt that Stormcrow made.
    Weather was ~30° windy with gusts up to 30MPH, drizzle and snow mix on the first night. Night 2 was clear and cold, with milder wind, temps dropped down to near 22°. Night 3 was clear and not quite as cold, dropped down to ~26°.

    The underquilt worked great, and I actually overheated a bit on the third night. That's a Black Diamond Orbit lantern in the 4th and 5th pics for perspective on how thick this beast is...
    Last pic is my daughter lounging in the hammock. She loves it. Next season I'm going to be looking for a hammock for her and we'll abandon the tent for good!

    "I know the feeling - It is the real thing - You can't refuse the embrace!" | "Go n-éirí an bóthar leat."

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    Nice report. Stormcrow makes a really sharp UQ.
    2015 John Rock Spreadsheet.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    I love it ....... sweet look on your comfy daughter!
    Ahhhhh .... Crowsnest ...... gonna have to own one as I really like the maker!!!!!!!!!!
    I want a red one called the "Ginger-Cocoon".
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    Hope to be getting my crowsnest this week. Mine is full length though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir_n0thing View Post
    I also finally got to try out the 2/3 winter-weight underquilt that Stormcrow made.
    Glad you liked it Sir_Nothing! I like seeing them in action. That is quite the content look on the daughter's face... Makes my heart happy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Running Feather View Post
    Nice report. Stormcrow makes a really sharp UQ.
    Thank you RF. That means alot coming from a fellow DIYer!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I love it ....... sweet look on your comfy daughter!
    Ahhhhh .... Crowsnest ...... gonna have to own one as I really like the maker!!!!!!!!!!
    I want a red one called the "Ginger-Cocoon".
    Shug
    I got some red with your name on it...

    Quote Originally Posted by fulminated View Post
    Hope to be getting my crowsnest this week. Mine is full length though.
    Itsa comin! You are gonna likey...

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    and the rest of the family thought you were totally wacko for sleeping out in the weather, yes,?\

    (I know mine does..)
    KM

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    and the rest of the family thought you were totally wacko for sleeping out in the weather, yes,?\

    (I know mine does..)
    KM
    Yes, they really couldn't understand why I wanted to sleep outside. Drizzle/snow, cold temps, wind, etc. I just kept replying "You've obviously never slept in a hammock, have you?"
    "I know the feeling - It is the real thing - You can't refuse the embrace!" | "Go n-éirí an bóthar leat."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir_n0thing View Post
    Yes, they really couldn't understand why I wanted to sleep outside. Drizzle/snow, cold temps, wind, etc. I just kept replying "You've obviously never slept in a hammock, have you?"
    Yeah... we know who's wacko when they talk like that... don't we
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Yer darn tootin'!
    "I know the feeling - It is the real thing - You can't refuse the embrace!" | "Go n-éirí an bóthar leat."

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    Smile fellow wisconsin hanger

    Sir O,

    Nice report and very nice quilt you have there.
    I see you are in my neck of the woods, so to speak.
    We should get some of the local folks together for a hang out sometime.

    ~bill
    Not all who wander are lost.

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