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    My first 2011 Hang

    After getting my winter quilts from StormCrow, I have completely changed my mind on winter and snow – I used to hate winter, since it put my outdoor hobby on hold, now I can't wait to get out in the snow!

    After a calm new years eve with the family, I decided to head for the local woods for an overnighter in the hammock.



    At the moment we only have temps just below freezing at night, so it wasn't a challenge in the winter quilts - but nice and warm.



    After only a few minutes in the woods I spotted a deer running - no big surprise really since we have a lot of them here, but somehow they always seem to make an impression on me. I wasn't fast enough with the camera, so you'll have to settle for a shot of the tracks



    Half an hours walk later I spotted what seemed like a deer highway in the snow, so I decided to set camp near by. Maybe I was lucky enough to have them visiting me later?





    Ahh sun light! It almost feels like spring - except for the cold temps and the snow of course



    I took a short hike around the area and took this photo below of the camp seen from a distance. My hammock is in the middle of the picture. Not really stealth, but not many people would have noticed my camp.



    I had a great view of the "deer highway", so I was hoping to see more deer during the trip - but unfortunately they all decided to stay away from me. An owl did fly over me while I was relaxing in the hammock though.





    The sun was setting so I crawled in the hammock, grabbed my head lamp and decided to read a good book.



    Normally our local woods would've been very quiet, but all night I could hear people using up the rest of their fireworks. It was actually very calming, so it didn't take me long to go to sleep that night.

    Happy new year to all my fellow hangers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWild View Post
    After getting my winter quilts from StormCrow, I have completely changed my mind on winter and snow – I used to hate winter, since it put my outdoor hobby on hold, now I can't wait to get out in the snow!
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    Hey Wild thank you for sharing . . .

    I have also retaken up winter camping, and for that very reason,
    after 20 years in a big city, I grew soft, and hated winter.
    Camping in the cold, revitalizes the spirit inside
    helps us keep in touch with the past
    and enables us to dream of the wilderness
    as we sit at our day jobs.

    Nice report, lots of photos, that is good to. thanks.
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    Sounds like a good night & thank you for sharing!

    Funny how you've found a new way to enjoy winter
    Thats why I try to never say never....

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    Real nice report sweet pic's

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    Great report! Winter camping is about being prepared and able to relax in comfort, not about freezing you tush. Your night out is a great example for the rest of us. Thanks.
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    Good one mate And thanks for the live report from the hammock - top notch

    Let's do a hang soon...

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    Excellent report and pictures thanks for sharing!
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    Sweet!!!! Winter hangin' is so beautiful and challenging.
    Good to see you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Sweet!!!! Winter hangin' is so beautiful and challenging.
    Good to see you out.
    Shug
    lol, it's funny readin' your posts because I always picture you talkin' like Slingblade... could you imagine? hahaha
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    Thanks for the comments guys.
    Winter camping is really special, so if you haven't tried it yet I highly recommend getting out there in the snow.

    /Wild
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