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I'm going to try and do this one. Going to build a portable stand so I can test all of my insulation before I go to make sure I am ready to go. I know better than to enter this unprepared.
Growing up in Northern Wisconsin we used to go out and build shelters out of pine branches and camp for the weekend in the winter. This sounds like even more fun.
Not sure what my employment situation and schedule will look like in January, but I'd like to try to work this one in if I can.
Wisconsin Winter Hang 2010-2017
-An optimist is a man who plants two acorns and buys a hammock....
I'd love to participate in this.
I'm not a complete stranger to below freezing weather, having lived almost 6 years in Alaska and playing outdoors in -30°C (-25°F) weather. :-) I've never "camped" in weather that cold in anything like a hammock or tent, but we'd spend most winters at a remote cabin with nothing but wood heat where it was necessary to be fully dressed and wrapped in down sleeping bags to stay warm.
My biggest challenge in the "temperature" area is going to be determining if my GSD can handle those kinds of temps and how to outfit him, should he want to join me.
I'd also be more than happy to help ff there's anything I can do in that regard.
Yeah, We have 3 German Shepherds, but mine is the largest of our pack at about 95lbs. He's starting to pack on some winter fat and his coat has gotten a lot thicker just in the past few weeks. This will be his first true "winter" since we relocated here from Tennessee around June of this year. More than anything, even with the double coat, I just want to make sure he can get comfortable in that kind of weather, so he'll be doing a fair amount of testing with me come December.
If he does ok with the test overnight hangs in the back yard, he'll probably accompany me since he loves to "work" and pulling a pulk sled would make his day.
I had him up here for a visit in March while there was still a good bit of snow on the ground, and he loved it.
Got the official word today. I will be able to attend this hang.
I had a great time last year and can't wait to get out there with everyone.
I have some new equipment to bring along this year. I think I will need a longer sled to haul everything.