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    Senior Member Doctari's Avatar
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    OK, I got to test my gear last night. It only got down to 24 last night, but there was quite a bit of wind.

    I did sort of cheat, I had double underquilts last night.

    My set up from a cross section view:
    13.5 x 10 tarp
    Hammock sock
    Ray Way over quilt
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    Hammock sock

    The ground

    I was wearing all mentioned in my previous post plus a small thinsulite vest & a 2nd pair of wool socks. About midnight I took the gloves off & put them inside my fleece vest, The "Shug wrist warmers" did fine by themself keeping my hands warm.

    I used my sit pad on the ground to stand on if needed, never really needed it.

    The only time I got "cold" was the couple of times I found myself without an over quilt, aparently I got too hot & threw it off.

    I did have a bit of a problem setting up, the ground was (& is) FROZEN*. So, after bending one stake beyond use, I had to tie off to firewood.



    *The ground is so frozen, the local cemetarys are using jack hammers to dig graves "What usually takes us 30 minutes to dig, now is taking 3 hrs."
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    OK, I got to test my gear last night. It only got down to 24 last night, but there was quite a bit of wind.

    I did sort of cheat, I had double underquilts last night.

    My set up from a cross section view:
    13.5 x 10 tarp
    Hammock sock
    Ray Way over quilt
    ME
    Hybred hammock
    Patomic underquilt
    JRB No sniv.
    Hammock sock

    The ground

    I was wearing all mentioned in my previous post plus a small thinsulite vest & a 2nd pair of wool socks. About midnight I took the gloves off & put them inside my fleece vest, The "Shug wrist warmers" did fine by themself keeping my hands warm.

    I used my sit pad on the ground to stand on if needed, never really needed it.

    The only time I got "cold" was the couple of times I found myself without an over quilt, aparently I got too hot & threw it off.

    I did have a bit of a problem setting up, the ground was (& is) FROZEN*. So, after bending one stake beyond use, I had to tie off to firewood.



    *The ground is so frozen, the local cemetarys are using jack hammers to dig graves "What usually takes us 30 minutes to dig, now is taking 3 hrs."
    Glad that went well ....
    Did you have the sock over your head?
    It feels so great to awaken warm in the cold does it not?
    Wrist warmers really do help and I always keep some gloves in my pocket for late night chills.
    Shug
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    Senior Member Doctari's Avatar
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    Yep, the sock covers all of me, from about 1' below my feet to about 2' above my head. Also it's tapered at the foot & when I pull the draw cord, like on a stuff sack, it is tapered at the head. Without the tarp: I look like a big gray green cocoon hung between the trees.

    I LOVE being warm in a place that is so cold. Was actually wishing it got as cold as it did Friday night,: 3 degrees in Cinti, with a wind chill that brought it down to -32. Sadly, I had to work

    A big thanks for the wrist warmer tip!!! They do make a difference!
    I had 3 pair of gloves with me: thin liner gloves, mid weight wool fingerless gloves & a pair of neoprene gloves. Never took the Neoprene ones out, but I'll still carry them, after all, it didn't really get that cold last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    JRB 11x10 Cat tarp with prototype end panel
    Just had to sneak that in there, didn't you?

    I'm outfitting 4 of us so I haven't decided which ones I'm using yet, except for some combination of the MWUQ and JRB 11x10 tarp. Anyway, here's a tentative plan.

    Me:
    - HH BULA
    - MWUQ underneath
    - SD Wicked Fast and JRB Stealth on top
    - Wearing Thermawrap pants and either Thermawrap or REI Generator down jacket
    - JRB 11x10 tarp

    Joker:
    - DownHammock v2
    - Wiggys 0F bag
    - Torso pad under legs
    - Hammock Sock
    - Sharing JRB 11x10 tarp with me

    Erik
    - HH Explorer UL
    - JRB Nest+NS on bottom
    - His own bag on top
    - MacCat Standard tarp

    Erik's wife
    - DIY Speer-type hammock
    - 900fp PeaPod
    - CCF pad and her own bag inside
    - JRB 8x8 tarp

    Depending on how bulky all this is, I also have some extra gear that I might bring just in case. Homemade SPE, CCFs, couple Warbonnets, etc.

    I might have to invest in a wagon too! I'll probably at least have to make a couple trips unless my buddies show up to the parking area at the same time as me. I still have Coffee's Gearskin so I'll probably just pack 2 liners...carry one up and leave it, then return to the car for the other. Quick and easy, and it'll keep me from sitting around camp like I usually do up there! Although I do have to find a geocache this time b/c Joker has two travel bugs to get rid of.

    Oh - and the cider, too. And something to warm it in. Maybe I'll just hire a sherpa...
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    JJ,

    Good eye.... Can't sneak anything past you....

    Will also be bringing the prototype of last Decembers special item/ Limited Edition, Torso Length Wearable UQ...

    Other new items will have to wait for further development....TD maybe???

    Pan
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    You willing to sell any of those prototypes? You know I don't have much resistance for new toys...
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    my sleeping kit-
    - JRB 11' x 10' tarp with one closed end. I have removable doors for the other end, will likely leave them removed.
    - DIY hammock micro-environment containment device*
    - DIY narrow foot bridge hammock
    - DIY 5/7 length down UQ, 4" loft
    - 2 1/4" evasote pads for the foot end
    - GoLite Ultra 20 down bag, JRB stealth quilt on top as needed
    - synthetic insulated pants and jacket
    - "shuggies" on my wrists
    - possum fur socks
    - JRB down arms for footies
    - beanie
    - nalgene filled with hot water, in wool sock






    *a.k.a. sock (tm coffee hiking enterprises)

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    I'll be bringing...

    Gear List
    -DIY hammock, 1.1 double layer, no net, gathered end hammock (my first...if I get it done) should be a hybrid of BB and Claytor
    -DIY MICRO 1/2 length top cover (based off Mules design)
    -WB BlackBird hammock 1.7 double layer (back-up if my first DIY hammock FAILS!)
    -OES MacCat Ultra (Pan, I will be keenly interested in your JRB tarp w/prototype doors)
    -WB Yeti UQ...down, 2/3 length, new new new...very cool (it fits my DIY hammock, OH YEA)
    -3/8" GG CCF pad
    -necessary down TQ as weather requires (looking like Marmot Arroyo unziped)
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    I'll be bringing the following to choose from, and lend out to those who have trouble with the cold or want to try something different:

    1 Custom Blackbird (ME)
    1 Clark NA
    1 JRB BMB (Stormcrow has/bringing - not sure if he's going to give it a try)
    1 Travel Hammock (Grand Trunk) ATTH

    UQ's
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    1 DIY Down poly-covered quilt
    1 DIY ripstop overstuffed quilt (Thorwren has)
    1 DIY SB Mod (Stormcrow has/bringing)
    1 DIY sandwich quilt w/vapor barrier (Me, if real cold)

    Pad
    1 Thermarest Prolite, long

    In the Hammock
    1 40* exped wallcreeper
    1 SD 30* Down top cover
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    Possum Down Hat
    Down Booties
    Terramar Silk Long-Johns

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    1 DIY Ultimate BB sock
    1 DIY BB sock w/radial venting (Stormcrow has/bringing)

    Tarps
    1 CCS 11x14
    1 OES custom 15x12 Ultimate Winter Tarp

    I won't know what I'm actually going to use until I get set up. A lot to choose from, and I think some of it is already lent out, but see me Friday night if you are looking for something/want to try out something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    I'll be bringing the following to choose from, and lend out to those who have trouble with the cold or want to try something different:

    1 Custom Blackbird (ME)

    Ahhhhh, come on. You said you'd lend out gear. I'll take the Blackbird!

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