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    Talking Possum - new Minnesota hanger

    HELLLOOOOO ! !
    A very new hanger here from Minnesota. Over the summer a nephew out in MT showed us his hammock and my teenage son was like a moth to a light. He now has a ENO Dnest, with whoopee slings. Of course he wanted to go on a trip so that meant I needed one. Being a complete DIYer I ordered material from backwoodsdaydreamer and made a double layer hammock and the whoopie slings and ridgeline to go along with it. It took last Sunday to make it.
    I really am looking forward to a more comfortable sleep. The ground is getting way too uncomfortable for me.
    We are leaving for BWCA tomorrow morning. The weather is looking sketchy, low 30’s overnight with rain/snow mix. We winter camp so low 30’s sounds balmy, but……. since this is literally the first time overnighting in a hammock I hope the fly, pads and winter bags will be sufficient. (those words read like the words of someone about to learn something, akin to “here. hold my beer”)

    Thanks to Stu and Scott, whoopieslings and backwoodsdaydreamer respectively for answering all my questions.

    CHEERS!
    Possum

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    Senior Member Ewker's Avatar
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    Howdy and Welcome to the forums from Tennessee
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone – that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
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    Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.

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    Welcome to the forum.

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    Welcome from Ct!

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    Welcome from another MN hanger!

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    Senior Member dammfast's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums fellow Minnesotan!


    As someone that has experienced lower than expected temps in a hammock, in the BWCA. Your bottom isulation needs to be right to be warm, but, in the case that you end up with cold spots and are uncomfortable you can use a life jacket or two to keep warm.

    I had only a PLUQ on one trip to the BW before I had an underquilt. We had lows of 40 with 35 mph winds. I ended up with one lifejacket opened up around my shoulders and another around my butt and hips. I wasn't nearly as comfortable as without the jackets but much much warmer.
    Dammfast

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    Hey Possum, welcome to the forums from SC. Stay safe out there.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Senior Member MT's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF Possum.

    I started off with pads and a heavy bag when I first started and did ok into the low 30s. If you are sleeping on only 1 pad I might suggest getting a second one or an insulated windshield reflector to bolster the pad. Turn it shinny side up so that you are sleeping on it.

    I hope you have fun on the trip and stay dry.
    MT

    You'll accomplish more if you start now.

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    Welcome to the forum!

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