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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    I liked your report ..... made some sweat kinda roll down my back to my buttock aqueduct.
    Hope ya'll go in the cool season .... so much nicer!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooplehead View Post
    Removing the UQs is a good idea, but it was still cool enough at night that we needed something. A much lighter weight UQ would have prob been perfect. I'm eyeing those IX UQs.

    The Tea water tasted great. We've been aqua mirra users until this trip, but now I'm sold on the steripen. No chlorine taste like the AM. I would have had a hard time if that water had a little flavor to go with the color.
    Good report!

    If you think you needed just a little something, say lows ~ 60-70, I think one layer of IX would have been ideal. What kind of temps were you dealing with?

    I really like my Steripen also!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Get her to a group hang. Once she sees how much fun it is, she'll be convinced.
    "Is this the best you've got?!!" (Shortoff Mtn., Linville Gorge 2010)

    "Life is tough.....it's even tougher if you're stupid!".....(John Wayne)

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    Oh, BTW, or P.S., whatever: So she couldn't stand being closed up inside a bugnet in the warmth and humidity? ( frankly, not sure how she would be better off in a tent, but I digress)

    So how about this? Permethrin most of that hammocks surface, maybe even the outer surface of a TQ if used, and her sleeping clothes and hat if she wore one. Actually, sleep in at least a base ball cap well covered with Permethrin. Put Picaridin 20% on exposed skin (does not stink or bother me at all like DEET does. Maybe use a head net at most, if needed.

    Then just leave those tarps wide open and sleep under the stars! Let any breeze, if any, blow right over you. Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    I am working out the details for a hike/trail maintenance trip in September. I can't wait to go. I have yet to hike the SHT and from what I have been reading, this will be a blast of a trip.

    I just got back from Midwest Mountaineering with my crisp new SHT maps. They have that new map smell to them.

    John

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    I just got back from a similar trip (Solo) with upper 90s temp & 9,000,000% humidity,
    I left both quilts at home, carried a small light fleece blanket & slept like a baby both nights.

    I'm betting that given cooler weather (& maybe a few nights on the ground as a reminder) she will go back to swinging.
    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
    PAIN is INEVITABLE. MISERY is OPTIONAL.

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    Hanging, Doctari... she will go back to hanging.

    Sheeesh!
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    Nice report! The heat/bugs/sweating thing can be adjusted. Just keep on headin into the Piney woods! Like the butterfly shot, too!

    Oh ...and my banjo (CC 100 R) makes its own faces!
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

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    Backpacking and camping in high heat and humidity is...well, not pleasant!

    Starting the evening without UQ in place is a decent solution until it cools down enough to reach under and pull it back into place (thank goodness for shock cord's stretchiness!).
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    The difference in a redhead and a terrorist? You can negotiate with a terrorist.

    I always wondered why other people make those faces when I play my banjo.

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