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    That one thing...

    Ok... While planning our first hang, hopefully in the very near future, I have been going over the list of things to bring/ do to get ready.

    That being said, I would like to ask everyone on HF...

    What is "that one thing" you wish you had on your first hang, or that you just can't live without now?

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    besides the things necessary for survival.....bourbon

    Other things
    Comfortable pants
    My down jacket when it's cold.
    I like my down booties. I sleep in them and they have an eva sole, so I can get up when nature calls without putting on my boots/shoes.
    coffee is a necessity, but I consider it in my items necessary for survival
    A little extra line
    something to tinker with or stave off boredom if that is a concern

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    Quote Originally Posted by nacra533 View Post
    besides the things necessary for survival.....bourbon

    Other things
    Comfortable pants
    My down jacket when it's cold.
    I like my down booties. I sleep in them and they have an eva sole, so I can get up when nature calls without putting on my boots/shoes.
    coffee is a necessity, but I consider it in my items necessary for survival
    A little extra line
    something to tinker with or stave off boredom if that is a concern
    BOURBON is already #1,2, and 3 on my list!!!!!! HaHa. All others are great suggestions. Where did you get the down booties? make/model? Or DIY?

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    I've never been a coffee drinker But I have experienced folks suffering Folgers withdraw... it wasn't pretty at all!!!

    My caffeine comes from the Coca-Cola in my mixed drinks! HaHa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ra66it View Post
    BOURBON is already #1,2, and 3 on my list!!!!!! HaHa. All others are great suggestions. Where did you get the down booties? make/model? Or DIY?
    I found mine on theclymb.com. They show uo on sale every couple of months Sierra designs or someone makes them. I don't recall.

    Ditto on the sock cap or toque.
    Ditto also on the practice. I would recommend spending a night or two in the yard, on the porch, or local park (legally of course) to test out your gear. I froze in a 30 degree synthetic KAQ style UQ in 45 temps because I didn't have it adjusted correctly. I was experienced when this happened,just too lazy to get up and adjust it. I had not used it in a year or so because I was using my down UQ then. Just being out of practice and likely a change in RL length and sag caused a miserable night.

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    For me it was a hat to sleep in. I ended up pulling my quilt over my head to stay warm.


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
    - Mark Twain
    I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
    - John Burroughs

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    1 - Bugnet

    My first hang I whipped a hardware store tarp into a hammock. I had a bug headnet, but it was the dead of summer and I had to throw my sleeping bag off it was so hot. The mosquitoes were relentless.

    2 - UQ

    I slid around on pads for a while until I saved up enough for a UQ. I couldn't imagine having to go back.

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    An under quilt. First night it was in the 50s and I froze my but off. Now I have 4 and already ordered my 5th one.

    Now, it's my dog. It's weird for me to go out into the woods without my pup because she literally goes on hikes with me 6-7 days a week.

    Fronkey

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    Aside from coffee being a must, must, must!!! Mine is moist towelettes!! I want and have to be able to wash off a bit...plus in summer it feels good after I wash my face to just lay it across my face when I'm trying to go to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    An under quilt. First night it was in the 50s and I froze my but off. Now I have 4 and already ordered my 5th one.

    Now, it's my dog. It's weird for me to go out into the woods without my pup because she literally goes on hikes with me 6-7 days a week.

    Fronkey
    An UQ is on the list of things to buy/ make. For now I'm going to pack my light sleeping bag, although I rarely get in it while camping, usually just lay on top of it..

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