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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I love this thread!

    I love that

    PROUD POUND HAWG........ !!!!!!!!

    POUND HAWGS UNITE

    PS I am still at home this morning, the dang water well froze up,,,,,, reckon,,,, I am telecomuting thismorning,,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    I love that

    PROUD POUND HAWG........ !!!!!!!!

    POUND HAWGS UNITE
    You are our leader! (Is there a secret handshake?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    You are our leader! (Is there a secret handshake?)
    Maybe this thread will encourage others to come out of the closet as
    "Pound Hawgs"......

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    I'm just going to post again to see if my new signature is working.
    See below...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I've been watching this thread with keen interest. Not because I'm all that interested, I'm already good to -20f. To me the warmth to weight ratio is a side conversation at best. The real strength to this weight hog is it's warmth to cost ratio. For somebody that doesn't have to carry their gear and tends to be a cold sleeper, I sure can't think of a less expensive way to stay warm. Particularly with the flexibility of this thing. I'm seriously considering getting one of the extreme cold set-ups for Genuine Draft to use at the Colorado Winter Hang in case it's nasty. She an exceptionally cold sleeper and I'm thinking this might allow her to camp with me when I'm cold weather testing.

    Thanks for all the leg work you folks have done.

    Cannibal,

    Do you have a link for a thread on that -20* setup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtncmpr View Post
    Cannibal,

    Do you have a link for a thread on that -20* setup?
    Warbonnet double 1.7 Blackbird
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    I wear a heavy weight base layer with thick wool socks. On my head I have a balaclava and wool watch cap. I also wear mittens on my hands. When I'm out in that stuff I always bring chemical heat packs along for 'just in case' moments. Haven't needed them so far.

    I sleep really warm to begin with, so take my cold weather posts with a bit of salt; I can go lower with less than most. Combine that with a very low humidity climate and -20 isn't as bad as it sounds. I routinely camp in weather below zero, but believe me, I'm no turk or shug.
    Trust nobody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    Maybe this thread will encourage others to come out of the closet as
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    I just wish you had started sooner. It would have saved my wallet from getting so thin.

    My goal is to head to a few state parks and base camp while kayak fishing and doing a few river trips in the kayak.

    Great Job!!! Thanks guys!!!
    Go Dawgs!!!!

    Bobby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Warbonnet double 1.7 Blackbird
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    JRB Rocky Mtn Sniveler
    Warbonnet SuperFly

    I wear a heavy weight base layer with thick wool socks. On my head I have a balaclava and wool watch cap. I also wear mittens on my hands. When I'm out in that stuff I always bring chemical heat packs along for 'just in case' moments. Haven't needed them so far.

    I sleep really warm to begin with, so take my cold weather posts with a bit of salt; I can go lower with less than most. Combine that with a very low humidity climate and -20 isn't as bad as it sounds. I routinely camp in weather below zero, but believe me, I'm no turk or shug.

    Thanks Cannibal for the explanation of your -20* setup. I too am a "warm" sleeper, and I am just getting into "hanging" the past 6 months or so. I like to sleep in nothing more than underwear if possible, and I find it quite uncomfortable to try to sleep while dressed like the Michelin Man. I am realizing that for me to sleep "comfortably" while backpacking and get any where close to low temps (20* and below), it gets a bit expensive if your not a DIY'er, OR I'll have to carry more bulk and weight than I want to. I don't mind at all spending the money if I believe it to be justifiable, but if I am not able to get out backpacking but 1 or 2 times during the winter (here in NC) I just don't see (for me) justification for that kind of cost.

    It appears that at least for the near future, that if I'm able to get out to the woods, I'm going to be basically "truck" camping and Randy's (and all others) posts set out a good way to do so while hanging (near vehicle) without a large investment in gear. Thanks Randy (and others) for all the input!

    (Which brings up another side to this story. If I'm basically truck camping, why not just sleep in the back of the truck? I have a setup that allows me to sleep (and camp) very comfortably in the truck, plus I have very little setup or take down to contend with.)
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    [(Which brings up another side to this story. If I'm basically truck camping, why not just sleep in the back of the truck? I have a setup that allows me to sleep (and camp) very comfortably in the truck, plus I have very little setup or take down to contend with.)

    No reason, at all, as long as you can sleep there comfortably. Did it myself for years.

    What drives me, and many others, to the trees is the promise of sleep without pain, which equates to a good night's sleep that leaves me rested and refreshed, not achy and grumpy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtncmpr View Post
    Which brings up another side to this story. If I'm basically truck camping, why not just sleep in the back of the truck? I have a setup that allows me to sleep (and camp) very comfortably in the truck, plus I have very little setup or take down to contend with.
    I tested this exact config the other day.

    Got to messing around in the garage putting away some things, looked over at my truck, let the tailgate down, threw down my Exped DownMat 9 DLX, GI ECW bag on top of that, and crawled in. Loved it!

    My Honda Ridgeline has a factory tonneau cover. I just flipped it down and covered up.


    It was comfortable and warm. I liked it!

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