I would need a wheel barrel to haul my gear in for those temps lol
I did -14 when I was in a tent.
Bacon and Camping makes me happy.
"When life gives you lemons throw them back"
I camp in bear country and I am a bear Burrito.
" The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."
“The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer
Coldest hang here in Wisconsin was the first week of January in 2010 when Milwaukee had wind chills of -35 for 3 days straight I was 200 miles north trying out my new HH with Super Shelter. The ambient temp was -22 with 30+ mph gusts the first night. I figure the wind chill was around -40. This was using the asym fly (never do this) and I still to this day have no quilts just good ol' layering and a touch of crazy. With better gear and over 200 nights in the hammock since then, I have found better ways to stay warm and comfortable. Oh and the thermometer I used quits around -12. I was hanging about 1,000 feet behind a friends house for safety measures and his weather station recorded the -22 that night and the wind speed.
Wisconsin Winter Hang 2014 https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...t=81556&page=2
"Familiarity breeds love.
We don't need to save nature we need to love nature.
The only way people will love nature is if they experience it first hand.
There is no better way to experience nature than participating in it."
My personal low was last year at the winter hang. It got down to 8 degrees if I remember right. The fun part was that was my first winter camping I had ever done.
Just to clarify that kwpapke and I were not setting out to set a record but were more interested in the challenge and to see if we could do it in our hammocks. We had both been watching those predicted temps and went.
It was fun and painful all in one.
I compete with myself more than with others.
Got my sights on going colder though as my gear and knowledge has improved. But I will be vigilant. I do it because I enjoy it and live in Minnesota))))
6F is my personal best at my campsite near benton pa. Tewa 20 degree uq and a wilderness logics 20 degree tq poncho uqp and lots of clothes and down jackets..... oh and dont forget the whiskey!