Awesome trip reports guys. Thanks for posting. Lots of good ideas/problem solving, and advice from the sages at HF. Hope the MFBH becomes an annual event.
I started a new post in Trip Reports, so we don't have to go to page 40!
Pizza, if you could copy your post and link to your great pics over there, we can keep them all together. I'm sure there are more pics to come, along with some good videos in the next few days.
(Perhaps we should close this thread)
Not all who wander are lost.
Will do. I will be posting a YouTube link shortly with the video of Fourdog demoing the Heated Hammock Super Shelter as well. It's been uploaded to YouTube but isn't available for viewing yet.
I'd like to say thank you to Beep for being the person who got the idea going.
To all the people who showed interest and there support for the hang
The followers of the the thread who thought we where crazy.
Others that as it came to be watched over the weekend with the interest as if we where Chilen Miners.
A bigger thank you is to the fellows who steped up to challange there gear and skills .
In a evroiment that can be harsh at times .To you hats off you did it.
Thank you for letting me share what I have learned from others to help you have a wonderfull time in the woods of Minnesota
in the deep cold of winter. You all done good and have made me be better at what I do.
Thanks to Todd for he's help finding the sight and a place to park.
Lastly I have to say to "Firekeeper" , it never would have happened with out your help.
Thanks for covering my back !! I man could not ask for a better friend.
At that the First Minnesota Frozen Butt Hang is closed. The moderaters are welcome to shut 'ere down.
Just wanted to post a a thank-you to Fourdog and Firekeeper! Your patience, skills and teaching was very much appreciated. I very much enjoyed this trip and hope this is something we can repeat each year! The most important lesson for me was how important a fire can be in these conditions. We needed fire to dry our clothing, sleeping bags, cook our food and help keep us warm. The fire was also the area where we would gather and learn from each other. I think just about everyone on this trip was surprised at how much moisture that was generated from sleeping. Your sleeping bag was frozen with moisture from breathing, but also from your body. The inside of your tarp, netting was frozen with moisture. The bottom of your hammock collected moisture and froze. Fourdog was correct when he said you just have to manage the moisture and can't really stop it. He was right about this.
Thanks Pizza for the pics and the write up. Personally i thought Four Dogs was insightful and considerate bringing the tent and heater. I think its great to gain skills slowly with plan B close at hand. Cold temps and snow/wet are not very forgiving, not allot of room for learning the hard way . For those of us who are not skilled at winter hammock camping reports like this are an education and i'm happy for them tho i don't see myself going out at -15. Glad everyone had a good time and i look forward to more report from others.
“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”
― John Muir
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"With your eyes closed you can't tell the difference between Tyvek and Cuben." - Knotty
So, do we have any plans for a 2012 Frozen Butt Hang???
Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7DL Green
Switchback (w/Netting) 1.9DL Green
Grizzbridge (aka The Loaner)
Grand Trunk - Deep Blue
Trek Light in Olive
Backwoods Daydreamer Winter Tarp - Red
DIY "Deluxe" in Olive
Warbonnet Superfly in Olive