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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    I was teazing . . .

    but that is funny/cool, yea . . .
    Being a very sarcastic person that sees humor in absolutely everything, that is just the way I took it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Festus Hagen View Post
    Tell us more about that 0 deg bag... going that far below 0 in a zero rated bag is some accomplishment! I have a 0 bag I like pretty well but I'd expect a night that cold in it to be somewhere between really uncomfortable and dangerous. Maybe with my 15-bag layered inside...

    Anyways great job and congrats!
    I'll get the make/info for it tonight, but it is just a simple bag I picked up at Wholesale Sports (I think, used to be Sportsman's Warehouse and I always get the name wrong now). It is much heavier than my North Face 0* bag I take on the trail and a lot warmer as well. Something about having the bulk and weight really helps with the cold weather, especially the mental part. It does a lot better with a little breeze as well.
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    congrats on a new low.
    dang my chance to get that low is gone till next year.unless we have the good fortune to have some really freaky bad weather soon.
    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetracker View Post
    congrats on a new low.
    dang my chance to get that low is gone till next year.unless we have the good fortune to have some really freaky bad weather soon.
    thanks
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    We lucked into slightly colder at this overnight, but I must say by the look of things I used a ton more insulation. Not to mention a MMG Insulated sock...

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    nice

    Awesome report.

    I like that system: Sum of the Degrees of Frost per Overnight

    I would probably add a multipler for miles away from TH because when you have a 3-4 hours hike back to the car it sure feels colder.
    Love my JRB BMB

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    Congrats, and way to go! You are right at record territory in a hammock!

    Is that minus 28.9 a C or an F?
    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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    Except for the slight mis-read on Sunday morning all temperatures were in fahrenheit. And believe me when I say that outside the hammock it was Fahrenheit-ing Cold.
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    Real nice haven't got near that cold in these parts in a long while

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festus Hagen View Post
    Tell us more about that 0 deg bag... going that far below 0 in a zero rated bag is some accomplishment! I have a 0 bag I like pretty well but I'd expect a night that cold in it to be somewhere between really uncomfortable and dangerous. Maybe with my 15-bag layered inside...

    Anyways great job and congrats!
    It is a Teton XL -18C/0F bag. It looks like this one at Wholesale Sports:

    http://us.wholesalesports.com/storef...od1177801.html

    This looks like the correct specs from Teton Sports:

    http://www.tetonsports.com/TETON-Spo...eping-Bag.html

    Definitely in the affordable price range and I have used it 3 winters (~30 nights?) and love it. It has been a true 0*F bag for me. Down to zero, I don't wear any extra clothing. I am a very warm sleeper, so only use it when I know the temperatures will be low. YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamosa View Post
    In our area, there is a Frost Point award that is earned on winter campouts. For each night of a campout, each degree below freezing qualifies as a frost point. Earn 100 points in a winter season and you get the Frost Point Award. Earn 180 and you earn the Celsius. Since I ended each of the last two years in the 160 point range, I wanted to make that last push and take advantage of the cold temps. Only a few of us did.
    I do a '100 below' patch for the scouts - but have to say we usually can't do it in less then 3 trips (my lowest is -12F). Congrats. Looks like a great trip.
    -b

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