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    Getting ready for my coldest night yet...

    Right now it is 40 but with the 20 mph winds TWC says feels like 30*. Lows tonight are forecast for 30, so with the wind chill should feel like 20* or lower. I have been to 30* (no wind) comfortably.

    I'm layering my 20* incubator and 0*burrow with my Peapod. After my windy Mt Rogers experience I am using my cuben side tie-outs for the first time and set my tarp so low to the ground that I have to almost crawl in, and I put bricks over my tie-out stakes. I plan on wearing mid weight wool and a hat.

    May be complete overkill, but I hope I won't have to bail out during the night...

    Any other suggestions?

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    If you're tarp is blocking all the wind then you may end up sweating in your rig. Take care to make sure you're not getting too warm in all that. I like to configure my setup so that I'm comfortably cool. Not so cold that I'm shivering, but cool enough that I'm not liable to start sweating. I find cold temps are harder to find that happy medium.

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    Pee bottle unless you are willing to crawl out from beneath the tarp

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVScouter View Post
    Pee bottle unless you are willing to crawl out from beneath the tarp
    Considering I am of the female variety, this is not an option unfortunately i just have to put on my big-girl britches and freeze my booty off!

    Btw, I ended up bailing. I was warm enough, but the wind was so off the chain that I just could not sleep. The problem was not the noise, but the wind caused the trees to sway to the point that my hammock and tarp would fold and then snap me awake. Rude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwheels View Post
    and 6 mph winds.

    Been considering testing my Wilderness Logics SSUQ supplemented with a space blanket tonight too. That with my 15* down bag, and my HH Under Cover as a backup. I've had the SSUQ down to 31* with the space blanket without the Under Cover.
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwheels View Post
    Success, overnight low of 23*, thin running pants, long sleeve thermal, light sweater, and added a thin fleece about 5 am. Now I've got to figure out what TQ I need to replace the 15* REI mummy bag.
    OK, so you were warm with a 10 oz 45F rated UQ ( WL SSUQ ) at 23F? BooYah yet again for the radiant/vapor barrier approach! So for a couple oz of added wt, if you used the lighter style space blanket, you added 20 plus degrees to the quilts warmth? Not too shabby! Added benefit: no body vapor condensing in your quilt! I knew there was a reason I like to add space blankets to my Super Shelters and Pea Pod!

    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    Considering I am of the female variety, this is not an option unfortunately i just have to put on my big-girl britches and freeze my booty off!

    Btw, I ended up bailing. I was warm enough, but the wind was so off the chain that I just could not sleep. The problem was not the noise, but the wind caused the trees to sway to the point that my hammock and tarp would fold and then snap me awake. Rude.
    Well, at least you were warm! I would have been surprised if you were not! Here's a tip: ear plugs!
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    Yeah, I thought protecting the quilt was a bonus. the SB was a heatsheets by SOL orange on one side. Next trial will be the quilt with the SS UC. Also thinking of cutting the space blanket to the size of the UQ.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    OK, so you were warm with a 10 oz 45F rated UQ ( WL SSUQ ) at 23F? BooYah yet again for the radiant/vapor barrier approach! So for a couple oz of added wt, if you used the lighter style space blanket, you added 20 plus degrees to the quilts warmth? Not too shabby! Added benefit: no body vapor condensing in your quilt! I knew there was a reason I like to add space blankets to my Super Shelters and Pea Pod!



    Well, at least you were warm! I would have been surprised if you were not! Here's a tip: ear plugs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVScouter View Post
    Pee bottle unless you are willing to crawl out from beneath the tarp
    +1...million

    I made the above mistake this weekend in 32 degrees with winds. I answered the call and was miserable for a good half hour for doing so. Live and learn they say....

    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    Considering I am of the female variety, this is not an option unfortunately i just have to put on my big-girl britches and freeze my booty off!
    Well, I guess that does pose a unique challenge! Based on how I felt the other night, if I was of the fairer sex, I would figure something out, lol. Necessity is the...

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