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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Talking VIDEO: -2 Hammock Slumber Warmth Assessment

    Winter is here in fine fashion in Minnesota so I needed to get out and test some gear and theories before heading out on my Winter Backpacking Hammock Trips this winter here.
    Never got to try the Warbonnet Winter Yeti last year.
    It worked splendidly!!!

    The Gossamer Gear 1/4 Pad I used folded over along with my Warbonnet Prototype TQ kept my feet toasty. They were never cold.

    Last winter I felt that I wore too much clothing when crawling in the hammock in 0 to sub 0 weather and my TQ and was a bit damp on top. This year I am fooling around with wearing less .... just the minimum when I first crawl in and add clothes as I need.
    Almost always have to get up at four thirty AM-ish to write my name in the snow and usually am a wee bit cool. That is when I add more clothes now and it seems to reduce the moisture (sweat) coming off of my body and going into my TQ. That is my theory .... Plus then when I awaken on a cold and beautiful winter's morn I am half dressed and ready for "breakfast from the hammock".

    I added a "breath bib" idea. Seemed to work. It will keep the condensation off of my TQ at the head end. I can remove it and pocket it to thaw. We will see.......
    Added pull-outs to my Speer Winter Tarp.
    Worked terrificly and added room inside.

    See a glimpse of the Peak Bag and ridgeline organizer from 2Q & ZQ Hammock Specialties.

    Well .... got Holiday and Christmas chores and stuff to do so.....
    I will set out a listening post.
    As always, thankee for watching. Whooooo Buddy! Cocoa and Christmas Cookies!!!!!!
    All secure in sector seven,
    Shug

    -2 Hammock Slumber Warmth Assessment

    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Thanks for another great video, Shug. I not only find them fun, but I always either learn something, or find my wheels turning !

    That breath bib thing is a really good idea.

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    Thanks Shug
    Very interesting with the bib thing. Great idea. How did you pin it though? Shirley you didnt poke holes into your TQ...

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    Great video... Merry Christmas to you, Shug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perkolady View Post
    Thanks for another great video, Shug. I not only find them fun, but I always either learn something, or find my wheels turning !
    That breath bib thing is a really good idea.
    The breath bib worked well .... will help on longer winter trips.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrprez View Post
    I've learned to move the coffee away while watching these videos!
    Shug, maybe one day you could interview your neighbors? Mine would be calling the men in white coats to come get me if I was out in weather like that! Especially with the drum!!! LOL
    Another classic from Shug of the Great White North...
    Thanks ...... they just come and watch.... and shake their heads.

    Quote Originally Posted by richtorfla View Post
    Great stuff as always! Teaching the southern boys ( we had a cold front come through today, might get down to low 60's in my neck of Fla.) how to survive in the cold is a good thing. Looks like you might of learned yourself a thing or two. Man that Yeti stuff sure looks good! Happy Holidays to you as well!
    The Richtor
    Happy back atcha......
    The Yeti is wonderful!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    Shug:
    Another excellent video. I want to try this sub-freezing haning thing out but here in teh south the best I think I will be able to get is the upper teens and that will only last for about a week. Keep the vids coming they are informative as much as they are entertaining.
    Go for it ..... upper teens is c-c-c-cold!

    Quote Originally Posted by JerryW View Post
    Great video Shug! Thanks for that!
    I like how the camera slides right through the tarp at the beginning.
    Jerry
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    Thankee.

    Quote Originally Posted by sarahgirl View Post
    Thanks Shug
    Very interesting with the bib thing. Great idea. How did you pin it though? Shirley you didnt poke holes into your TQ...
    Hey .... don't call me Shirley!
    I did just stick pins through .... for the R&D ...... a tester must do what a tester must do.

    Quote Originally Posted by LostCause View Post
    Great vid Shug! I was really diggin the intro music. Like the idea of the breath vapor catcher.
    Happy hanging to the high hearted hammock hanger hibernating habitually in a hammock habitat.
    The BVC is gonna be good I think. Making a nice one now that snaps or clips on.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoundWitness View Post
    As always Shug, great and informative video! Hmmm....a "breath bib"? Gotta look further into that.
    We are expecting a foot of snow here over the weekend! Perfect for some winter tarp and gear testing!
    Ohhhh ... fun when snow is looming. Get out there!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Great video... Merry Christmas to you, Shug.
    Pan
    Thanks Pan .... wanted to use my HRQ but it got a wee cold for that.
    Merry Christmas to you all too.
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    I've learned to move the coffee away while watching these videos!

    Shug, maybe one day you could interview your neighbors? Mine would be calling the men in white coats to come get me if I was out in weather like that! Especially with the drum!!! LOL

    Another classic from Shug of the Great White North...

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    Great video Shug! Thanks for that!

    I like how the camera slides right through the tarp at the beginning.




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    Great stuff as always! Teaching the southern boys ( we had a cold front come through today, might get down to low 60's in my neck of Fla.) how to survive in the cold is a good thing. Looks like you might of learned yourself a thing or two. Man that Yeti stuff sure looks good! Happy Holidays to you as well!

    The Richtor

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    thankee shug...love me a good winter Yeti too!
    good thing your given name isn't "Archibald"...gettin up 2x to finish your first name would require an additional layer of clothes!
    maybe you could embroider "Whoo Buddy!" on your TQ bib!
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    Funny AC, Shug thanks for the Vid. I am gonna have next week off, and while I do not have a sophisticated UQ yet, I am definitely gonna be hanging in my woods for a few nights. Improvisation and creativity will keep me warm.

    Thanks for giving me the bug. Getting out will be good mental health therapy.
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