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    Sleep out report in 27o

    Hello Hang Ups,
    Still all warm and fuzzy after a night in my dyi hammock and tarp and underquilt. I am making a hammock/cat cut tarp (ala Black Bishops plans!) for my two backpacking buddies to excite their camping experience and plan on presenting them for Christmas. Also, I am gonna include bug net and line tensioners. I love those line tensioners.
    So, I am doing some testing. Slept last night in thin balaclava, REI mid zip shirt, REI mid long underwear and merino wool sock whick I never want to take off! Put in my dyi SPE with just a thin pad from Gossamer Gear and thin foam in the wings by my shoulders, my JRB down sleeves in the middle pockets and extra shirts in bottom pockets. Really, I am attatched to the SPE...great idea. Used my Western Mountaineering 20o bag as a quilt. I was skeptical of the whole quilt idea but it works very well and is easy in the hammock but of course I am preaching to the choir here. Had attached my dyi underquilt, really a lot of down as I made it for the purpose of Minnesota winter camping. I woke to "mist the lawn" at 3:30am and was a bit sweaty so I crawled back in and and just tucked-in a bit looser and next I woke I was only a bit damp in the derriere. Very snug and warm. Really. Had the dyi cat cut tarp down tight. No wind last night.
    In conclusion, I just want to report that I was very warm and extremely comfortable... no sore spots and I do love sitting right up in the morn. My wife sent my visiting sister to come and awaken me at 9:15am!!! I never sleep that late but that was how well I slept. They make sport of me and call me "camp-nerd".
    This is a wonderful forum and I have learned lots here. Thanks all.
    Truly,
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    thanks for the report shug.
    you've done a great job on those DIY projects. glad you found us.
    i may be doing some back yard testing tonight myself. ...tim
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    Thanks Tim. I have been having a blast making the stuff and look forward to "gifting" my two buddies. They are a bit behind on modern equipment and I hope to inspire them for an AT trip. We are all 49 and have talked about it since high school. I am ready to go ...... maybe a couple more years.
    Here are a couple of recent pix.....

    As ever,
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    hey... 49. me too!
    but my abused feet wouldn't let me think about doing a thru on the AT
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    hey... 49. me too!
    but my abused feet wouldn't let me think about doing a thru on the AT
    hike?i thought you only went to hangouts and hung in your house and back yard like alot of other hangers do here lol neo

    you rarely hear trip reports thats are very adventureous neo

    i use mine kayaking,backpacking,cycling car camping neo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    hike?i thought you only went to hangouts and hung in your house and back yard like alot of other hangers do here lol neo

    you rarely hear trip reports thats are very adventureous neo

    i use mine kayaking,backpacking,cycling car camping neo
    i do more than i tell you about neo. and i get enough satisfaction from my adventures that i don't feel the need to sit around bragging & comparing
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    i do more than i tell you about neo. and i get enough satisfaction from my adventures that i don't feel the need to sit around bragging & comparing
    i dont bragg i just do it lol neo
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    It aint bragging if you can back it up

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    I hike with mine and I brag every morning when hiking to those I'm with how great I feel.

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    hike?i thought you only went to hangouts and hung in your house and back yard like alot of other hangers do here lol neo

    you rarely hear trip reports thats are very adventureous neo
    And what's this got to do with this thread?

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