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    Member Skittles's Avatar
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    Car camp/practice hang video

    Ok this is my first video EVER. After watching it, I realize my narrations really reflect my love for family camping (we do not get the kids too often from CA.) and for my adored gear. Bear with me folks. But I do not think my excitement or love for my stuff will ever fade.

    The video covers the clark NA, HH explorer deluxe, my WBBB 1.7 dbl, and my Sexy BEASTLY backwoods daydreamer winter tarp. I freaken love this thing!

    The night temps only hit about 32 degrees. Rook/Scott ended up using his GG 1/4" thinlight pad for his legs and had lots of condensation on his feet and bag, which made him cold.

    I added the car windsheild thing to my BB set up along with my GG pad in between the layers. I had a cold toosh in the begining, thus adding the windsheild thing. I am a very cold sleeper. I added my Reflector bag liner too, and I was fine. I did get some slight condensation on the foot box area of my sleeping bag (on the outside).

    I think my Te-Wa winter UQ was not up against my toosh due to the GG pad rolling/bunching under me. Will have to correct or add tabs to UQ to snug up to me like I did for the shoulder area. You'll see in the video. That might correct the whole deal.

    Would love ideas and feedback.


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    Very nice first vid!

    Nice family camp you guys had there.

    ... and that tarp of yours.... OMG... bright freaking red... (!!)... Probably see that bright-red sucker from the space station!!

    None the less, nice looking setup.

    That gap in the UQ looks like it could cause some serious issues with not getting a good seam and causing air to nullify the effects of the UQ from doing it's job.

    I've got a gossamer pad setup the same way you do... when you shove it down in your footbox that far, what are you doing to get your shoulders some protection?

    John

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    Quite the hammock family outing. Hope everyone had a good time.

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    The Best thing about car camping is you can bring anything you want! Lots of sexy stuff! Thanks for sharing your video! Sexy is GOOD!
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    Stay Warm & Toasty my friends!

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    Nice job on the video! Easy to see that you know your gear... naming it off as you go!
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Sexy lady

    Its easy to see you love the whole scene you had there and frankly thats what its all about , loving what you do. You had me going for a minute with all the Maroon WBBB, i thought when did brandon do that ??, ,,dah. Looks like a nice area and great to get the kids hanging early in the outdoors. Nice to see how you know your gear. Good on ya
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    Member Skittles's Avatar
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the feedback. Ya I have learned alot from you guys, and SHUG! lol I love that GINGER man. I'm a ginger too.... a cool chick version of course.

    The temps got to 32 at night. Like I said, I took the windsheild thing and put it under me. It work great.

    The GG pad is HUGE. I haven't cut it down yet. It went into the footbox, across to the hammock opening, and the length went all the way under my toosh. A 3/4 UQ. I think that is why I had problems there with gaps. The UQ fit nicely under my shoulders. Immediate heat, was nice. But I think the gap under my bottom was due to the GG bunching/rolling in between the layers, causing the hammock base layer to curve up and away from the UQ. So Trimming that GG pad down to just what I need for coverage, and hooking up another tab/shockcord system for the toosh side of the UQ might just fix the problem.

    I'd love to be able to drop the windsheild thing period. It was a nice back up, but not efficient for bulk on my pack. The GG pad has to work. Te-Wa and a bunch of others seem to be fine with the 2. I'm just a winter wuss.

    The winds came and went...10 mph max. It was so windy earlier in the day. Calmed down right around dinner/video time. Had to prepare just in case.

    Like I said, I did get some condensation on the top of my sleeping bag on the feet area. Not noticable on the inside. That Reflector is Amazing. I think that does it all. More trials. Looks like I'll be carrying more than I need to synchronize this system.

    Heading to Reavis Ranch in the Phoenix mountains this weekend for another trial. I'm determined to keep my total pack weight under 30-35lbs.

    Thank you all for checking my first video out. I look forward to making more. I know I watched endless videos to figure out the best set up for me.

    Those whoopie slings saved me so much weight on that Clark. But I got in the BB....ahhhh..the BB. I think I'm in love. Is that possible to love your hammock too much? I get the addiction.

    p.s. My Tarp is "Cantelope" from Backwoods Daydreamer. But in reality, it looks like "Construction worker orange" I like LOUD! That way I do not climb into someone else's hammock after a midnight potty break AHHHH "its' a GINGER BEAR!"
    It's not the pace....it's the experience.

    SKITTLES

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    That was quite the hammocky tarpish down-filled wonderment kinda tour!!!!
    I too like to snug my winter uq with some shock-cord to the ridgeline. That way I know I am sleeping warm butted.
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    Great video! Looks you you folks were well equipped for a nice family camp out. Thanks for sharing.

    SmokeBait

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    Thanks for sharing - looks like ya'll had a great time :thumbsup:

    How did that windshield reflector do n how cold did it wind up gettin?

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