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    Canadian cold weather cowboy

    While Iíve been camping since I was old enough to disappear for the night, hanging is fairly new to me. I picked up a HH last year, had it out a few times and took a while to get the right hang, once I did I fell in love.
    Im working on getting things set up for winter, so far Iím ok down to -5 or so but the weather turned last night and I was out at -20. It was unpleasent.

    So here I am, looking to improve gear and knowledge.... And maybe give a bridge a try.

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    Senior Member LuvmyBonnet's Avatar
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    Welcome Nagol! If you're looking to tune your skills and hang with a fine group of hangers check out the EGL hangs under the CANADA section. We are planning a hang the weekend of January 11 at Valens Conservation Area. Come on out and have some fun.
    Hanging in the woods, paddlin and catching trout- My kind of living...

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    Welcome to the group.
    You have alread swallowed the hook that keeps many of us continually adding to our collection of gear.

    Almost every hammock design and fabric has it's own feel. Length and width also factor into what works best for you. Our choices keep growing...

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    Welcome to the group!
    Cheers
    James

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    Senior Member BillyBob58's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagol View Post
    While Iíve been camping since I was old enough to disappear for the night, hanging is fairly new to me. I picked up a HH last year, had it out a few times and took a while to get the right hang, once I did I fell in love.
    Im working on getting things set up for winter, so far Iím ok down to -5 or so but the weather turned last night and I was out at -20. It was unpleasent.

    So here I am, looking to improve gear and knowledge.... And maybe give a bridge a try.
    Hey there, Nagol! I also use the HH ( Explorer UL with HH Super Shelter for insulation) and bridges with JRB and AHE UQs.

    What type of insulation are you using in the Great White North?

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    Welcome to the forum. It’s a Narnia.
    Best Kind

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    Right now a cheap synthetic UQ, the exped winterdown and a cheap Chinese -5 bag. I survived the night with my fleece and woobie inside the bag. Found I’m having issues with the exped deflating. I’ll be testing it for leaks this weekend(wasn’t a thermal differential issue).
    I’m looking to upgrade but haven’t decided on a direction yet.

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    Senior Member Niagara's Avatar
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    Hello - I started I think two years ago with hammock/winter camping. Many folks have evolving collections, it will take some time to get to know what works for you.
    Niagara

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    New Member YourInappropriateUncle's Avatar
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    Hello and welcome.

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    Hi Nagol, welcome to the forums from Toronto. This was one of my first stops on the long road to learn about hammocking.

    As LuvmyBonnet mentioned earlier, we have an open invitation "getting ready for winter" hang coming up at Valens Conservation Area just north of Hamilton on Jan 11-13. If you're in the area, feel to drop by for a daytrip or even a night or two. It's a great chance to see a variety of setups and see how some of cold weather veterans deal with sub-zero conditions. There're heated washrooms to retreat to in a pinch and we always have a big fire which gets pretty busy around dinnertime. We also do canoeing in the spring and fall.
    Survival is about getting out alive, Bushcraft is about going in to live - Chard (aka Forest-Hobo)

    Upcoming EGL Hangs:
    Winter Backcountry Feb 2020. For EGL notifications, subscribe to the EGL Hang Notification Thread
    EGL Trip Reports:
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