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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    Maybe it means you need to go up there and scout the area and do a few extra hangs to make sure everything is good to go.... You'll probably need to bring a friend along too
    Are you saying that we are friends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Picking Up the Ball.....Plan, answer everyones queries, be the Caretaker, bring all kinda extra stuff so Newbs don't freeze, Bring big coffee pots and pans for melting snow, go up and build the wood tri-pod for the Canadian fire, give everyone directions and maps over and over, plan the shared meals, be first in and last out, Keep telling everyone to get out and gather firewood, bring the biggest first aid kit, put everyone else's cares and whoas before your own, make sure everyone is happy and warm.
    I think that is some of picking up the ball.
    As this is a Deep Winter Hang it is very important to be on the ball as well.
    I know that folks get excited and come to these without ever having hung in their hammocks in these temps and some find out that they just aren't prepared. We had temps -15 last year. Not fun if your not outfitted properly.
    That said....I can't say that I can pick up the ball either at this point but will do what I can to make sure folks have a goodly and safe hang.
    Shug
    What a drag! I do hope this still happens and I will do my best to see that it does but either way I'll be up there at that time.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Algonz View Post
    What a drag! I do hope this still happens and I will do my best to see that it does but either way I'll be up there at that time.
    Hey Algonz.....oh it will happen for sure. The spot last year was easy to get to and hang and free.
    I'll do what I can to help keep it on track.
    Shug
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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.

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    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.

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Thanks....I will reach out to him if needed. May try to find and buy my own.
    fourdog has been AWOL for a long time. Never heard or saw from him again after he hosted that one Winter Hang.
    Did he get miffed at us all?
    Just always wondered as I always enjoyed his company.
    I was at Fourdogs place back in March for some winter survival training but have not been able to get a hold of him ever since either.
    Wisconsin Winter Hang 2014 https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...t=81556&page=2

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    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."

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    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 -30C (-25F) 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weirdire View Post
    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 -30C (-25F) 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.
    Been trying to figure out what GSD stands for! German Shepard Dog?

    Probably make a game time decision on that one to see what the temps could potentially be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peello View Post
    Been trying to figure out what GSD stands for! German Shepard Dog?

    Probably make a game time decision on that one to see what the temps could potentially be.

    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.

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    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.




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