That looked like so much fun. Since I started hammock camping, I've wanted to hang in the snow, just not below 15F. Happy birthday, MM. Thank you for sharing the video.
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I Ghaaaaa....ya'll got more snow than we do up here in Minnesota)))))))
You for sure have the gear to stay good up here in some Sub 0ºs sometime.
I wish you a Happy 53rd Birthday!
I will be 54 this year....freaks me out a bit........still feel young 'till I look at the top of my head!
I enjoyed the video and shout-out.
Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.
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Thanks to all for the BD wishes.
Always shouting out to you Shug! Like many I've studied and re-studied your vids to learn the tips and tricks for making it in the cold.
Bruciehi5 just re-watched your vid of the park hammock and street sign just to here your awesome accent! Do all Aussies have your sense of humor? and no the pod won't replace a tarp-a pod is just insulation-I think you mean the hammock sock-they do a good job in that kind of weather. Mac and I think 4-dog have canvas socks which do well when the temps are weeeeeellllll below freezing and breath better than nylon, though I had hardly any condensation even after 10 hours inside....this could like up in thought to BlazeAways condensation at the ends of his pod. On the MacIX Hammock Sock Mac built in openings on each end where the suspension exits-this allows for some air (you decide how much when attaching the sock) to circulate through and minimizing the inside snow storm in the morning.
Thanks Mbiraman-I'm guessing you are in the same age group.
Ice was right, we missed the day but really enjoyed the night hike in-felt safer night hiking on Roan versus the Smokies thinking no bear or boar in his right mind would be headed to RHK in that weather-only goofy hikers!
I made FourDog's personal canvas sock... it was his idea to make the Molly Mac Gear hammock sock in canvas, for extreme cold.
Sure wish Thing1 and I could have made it. Winter arrived just in time, and likely won't be back until next season!
"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
What a great trip! Thanks for posting that report, MedMan! I really enjoyed it! Oh--and happy belated birthday!
Mountains have a dreamy way
Of folding up a noisy day
In quiet covers, cool and gray.
---Leigh Buckner Hanes
Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.
Surely, God never did.
Awfully pretty there, MedicineMan. Looked a wee bit chilly, though.
Those old (or at least old-style) externals sure are great when you have to over pack, aren't they? It was an hoot watching Poof carry her own volume in gear. That's one tough lady.
Happy (belated) birthday!