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    I did 4 nights in big south fork, temps were below freezing every night, as i wokeup platypus bottles were frozen, boots were frozen, whooppies frozen, just shook em off, whacked em a few times, and when i stowed them in my pack, i let hte slings dangle and secured them with the elastic on the back of my pack. problem solved, were dry when i reached camp again the next night, honestly not a big deal for me during winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Running Feather View Post
    I completed my field test. First off I wish I had a video of the nut-job that was watering his whoopie slings with a watering can every 20 min last night.

    I also played at one end and partial thawing. When trying to adjust, without a complete thaw, the whoopie just bunched up at the juncture of ice and wetness. That was fun and leads me to believe I had sufficiently iced them down to mimic 'field' icing.

    In summation: Whoopies love winter
    When you were watering your slings, did the loose end act sufficiently as a drip stopper? It seems that whoopie slings have built in water diverters with that extra line hanging down, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    When you were watering your slings, did the loose end act sufficiently as a drip stopper? It seems that whoopie slings have built in water diverters with that extra line hanging down, right?
    I've found that they don't always handle all of the water. I was counting on them at Linville. It started raining a little after noon. Late afternoon I was sitting in the hammock and noticed water following a wrinkle into the hammock to where I was sitting. I got up and checked. The whoopie ends were under the tarp like they should be, and the rain was coming straight down, not blowing in. I tied another softer drip line inside of the loose whoopie ends, and that stopped the leakage. When the amsteel tightens up under load it is about like a piece of wire. Some of the water just seemed to run right by the loose end. I did have a pretty slack hang too, so gravity and acceleration may have played a part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    I've found that they don't always handle all of the water. I was counting on them at Linville. It started raining a little after noon. Late afternoon I was sitting in the hammock and noticed water following a wrinkle into the hammock to where I was sitting. I got up and checked. The whoopie ends were under the tarp like they should be, and the rain was coming straight down, not blowing in. I tied another softer drip line inside of the loose whoopie ends, and that stopped the leakage. When the amsteel tightens up under load it is about like a piece of wire. Some of the water just seemed to run right by the loose end. I did have a pretty slack hang too, so gravity and acceleration may have played a part.

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    Very, very interesting.

    You said Gorge!!!! I miss it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    When you were watering your slings, did the loose end act sufficiently as a drip stopper? It seems that whoopie slings have built in water diverters with that extra line hanging down, right?
    Worked fairly well. It was the water (soon to be ice) on the deck I was concerned about.
    "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Very, very interesting.

    You said Gorge!!!! I miss it.
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    I miss it too Shug! The roads along both ridges are still solid ice from the snow
    3 weeks ago, so I have not been lately. Maybe next week. Will have a report if I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    I miss it too Shug! The roads along both ridges are still solid ice from the snow
    3 weeks ago, so I have not been lately. Maybe next week. Will have a report if I go.

    Ken.......homesick Gorge Rat!
    Hickery and I are kicking around dates for a visit back! Whoooo.
    Watch that dad-burn ice.
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