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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Don't fall!

    Have some water bottles ready to be filled with hot water if you get cold. Set it between your legs and get that femoral artery carrying some warmth. Amazing how much warmer you will feel.

    Mostly, don't forget to enjoy a good night's sleep in the woods. If you still hear the occasional WhoooooBuddy, it's just a wild Shug and will probably leave you alone.
    I will only steal your candy))))))))
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Telltale sign a wild Shug has been in your food bag, will be the unicycle track leading away.
    Trust nobody!

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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Only 10 posts into a "Words of Wisdom" thread, and already...
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    If in the middle of the night you feel like you have to pee, go pee. Don't let the cold or weather make you hold it. From my experience you're body will waste energy trying to keep your full bladder warm. The small discomfort in getting out is worth it to get warm and comfy again and back to sleep. Have fun! get pictures for us.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Thanks to each of you for all the wisdom!! I am looking forward to giving a trip report with the good, bad, and ugly...lol
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    Hot hands handwarmers.

    Open up a few packs and lay them in your hammock with you.

    One thing I have found works great is to get the toe warmers with a sticky side and fix them to your undershirt underams in the arm pit. they are shaped perfectly for this, and will definitely keep you warm.

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    Don't put them next to bare skin though. We had a scout get a small burn from having one against his bare skin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shane View Post
    Hot hands handwarmers.

    Open up a few packs and lay them in your hammock with you.

    One thing I have found works great is to get the toe warmers with a sticky side and fix them to your undershirt underams in the arm pit. they are shaped perfectly for this, and will definitely keep you warm.
    Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    If in the middle of the night you feel like you have to pee, go pee. Don't let the cold or weather make you hold it.
    I agree with this, Bubba- the exertion of getting out and back into the hammock will warm you up a bit, too.
    Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
    - John Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    If in the middle of the night you feel like you have to pee, go pee. Don't let the cold or weather make you hold it. From my experience you're body will waste energy trying to keep your full bladder warm. The small discomfort in getting out is worth it to get warm and comfy again and back to sleep. Have fun! get pictures for us.
    Yea, but make sure that when you get back in, you grasp both sides of the hammock before you sit. Otherwise, you end up on you head like I did the other night.

    Post some follow up pics!

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    Too late, I know, but how about this one? Work out your hanging set up in the backyard before heading out into the cold.
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

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