So StraighUpHangin and I both went on our first winter hang Fri 13th.
Everything went wrong getting to our location. Pulk kept tipping (every 2 steps), packs were suicidal heavy, StraightUpHangin's snowshoes failed him the whole way.... but finally, we got to our spot.
We put together a shelter that would hold both hammocks, woodstove and have "living space". It was a concept design I had for a cabin we plan to build. This shelter was stick frame and tarps.
We planned to stay until Sunday. Friday night it started getting cold. Waited until about 3am before I loaded the stove full and crashed out. Temps here got down to approx -30c! We were both warm in your sleep systems. I was toasty toasty! My only prob was that I forgot my face mask at home, so my nose was cold as hell.
We were listening to radio, and they were saying it was going to hit almost -40c tonight, so we decided we'd be best to just pack up and head out.
What an amazing experience though!
Wouldn't trade it! So glad we went through with what could have been a VERY bad time.
Video coming soon