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    Fourdog reminded me of the book "Snow Walkers Companion" by Garrett and Alexandra Conover. This book may be the best single thing I've read about winter travel, gear, clothing, etc.

    If you're thinking about the Minnesota Frozen Butt Hang, you SHOULD read this classic.

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    this sounds like so much fun but not ready for it yet pencile me in for 2012.

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    Hey Beep. Sorry I couldn't make it to the symposium. Work and to many things on the get ready for winter list. Count me in for the winter hang.

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    Unfortunately that's just too darn cold for me. I plan to do a winter hang or two again this year but not in temps that cold! For me 15F is about as cold as I'm comfortable going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizza View Post
    Unfortunately that's just too darn cold for me. I plan to do a winter hang or two again this year but not in temps that cold! For me 15F is about as cold as I'm comfortable going.
    Pshaw!!!

    Who knows...maybe the temperature will actually BE at 15 degrees F!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stairguy View Post
    Hey Beep. Sorry I couldn't make it to the symposium. Work and to many things on the get ready for winter list. Count me in for the winter hang.
    No problem! I missed you, of course, but we'll connect again. The Frozen Butt Hang would be a great excuse!
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    <<completely interested...

    ****! that would be an AWESOME hang!!

    I'm thinking about breaking out the BIG pack and packing all my stuff!! No pulk sled needed!! hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    <<completely interested...

    ****! that would be an AWESOME hang!!

    I'm thinking about breaking out the BIG pack and packing all my stuff!! No pulk sled needed!! hehe
    Interest noted. It's still early (outdoor water is still liquid)!! In a few more days, I'll start compiling a list of those who are interested based on posts in this thread.

    FWIW, I actually dug out my Dana Design Astralplane pack last weekend. That is a BIG BIG pack, about 110 liters capacity IIRC. Heck, the pack by itself weighs over 8 pounds! It sure is comfortable, though, and works great to swallow winter loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    Interest noted. It's still early (outdoor water is still liquid)!! In a few more days, I'll start compiling a list of those who are interested based on posts in this thread.
    only the crazy need apply!! Doctari!! carpool!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    Interest noted. It's still early (outdoor water is still liquid)!! In a few more days, I'll start compiling a list of those who are interested based on posts in this thread.

    FWIW, I actually dug out my Dana Design Astralplane pack last weekend. That is a BIG BIG pack, about 110 liters capacity IIRC. Heck, the pack by itself weighs over 8 pounds! It sure is comfortable, though, and works great to swallow winter loads.
    I have access to an astraplane still!! I might need it!!
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