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    My family will be camping at Cheaha State Park this weekend, hope to give my sleeping bag modified to UQ a try. Likely have to supplement with a pad as the sleeping bag was a cheap 40 degree bag, but gotta test to find out. I may try to go check out the Turnipseed area as well.
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    Aboyd:
    Mandydawn and myself plan on being at Tunripseed around 10 am. We may run into you while were out. have fun with the family and enjoy the trail.
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    Hey BBBG and Ewker. Wish I could make it and hang with you guys again. I have a function to attend Saturday morning and may try to head that way Saturday afternoon. Either way have a great hang. Sure hate to miss the homebrew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboyd View Post
    My family will be camping at Cheaha State Park this weekend, hope to give my sleeping bag modified to UQ a try. Likely have to supplement with a pad as the sleeping bag was a cheap 40 degree bag, but gotta test to find out. I may try to go check out the Turnipseed area as well.
    I haven't seen the temps yet for this weekend, but to offer a couple of simple suggestions based upon my experience, I was out in the mid-low 30s three weeks ago, and survived fine with my DIY UQ, which I estimate to be a 40° bag (hence making a 50° UQ).
    See this thread: How to survive 32° with a 50° UQ

    To sum up, I used a space blanket between the UQ and hammock. I would guess this gave me and additional 10°-15° warmth. I also used a wool blanket (doubled over) under me in the hammock. I had both a fleece mummy liner (REI) which I crawled into, and I had a 25° down mummy bag as a TQ. I found it awkward to get adjusted and comfortable with the blanket, liner and mummy bag/TQ, but I never did figure out exactly what aspect of that was not cooperating with my efforts and bouncing. It may well have been the fleece liner on the blanket which may have moved together because of the friction of the fabrics against one another. Eventually it worked itself out, and I was plenty warm all night.

    Have fun this weekend and stay warm!
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    List so far

    OK, here is the list so far. Please advise if we need to change your status, or if you are not on the list, include you. I compiled this based upon remarks in this and the last thread.

    Attending:
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    bdbart
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    Maybe
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    DiezelDorf

    Maybe on Saturday
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    Did I miss or misplace anyone?
    Last edited by Buffalo Skipper; 11-26-2010 at 08:01.
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    Southmark:
    Hate that you are going to miss this one, possibly, would be great to see you again and ask a few questions.......
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    I may be there! I've got final exams at Auburn that week and this would be a great way to end the semester and meet some HF members.

    Also, does anyone road cycle and interested in getting a ride in? I may bring my bike and do a ride on that Saturday (the 11th) morning. Cheaha has some good climbs and some nice back roads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo Skipper View Post
    OK, here is the list so far. Please advise if we need to change your status, or if you are not on the list, include you. I compiled this based upon remarks in this and the last thread.

    Attending:
    bigbamaguy
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    defsquad
    obmit
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    Maybe
    Grillmastertoo
    Peg-Leg
    FiveOh
    DiezelDorf

    Maybe on Saturday
    southmark
    BillyBob58


    Did I miss or misplace anyone?
    it is hamhocker not hammocker....funny story behind that name
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    it is hamhocker not hammocker....funny story behind that name
    OK, sorry about that; it's been corrected. So what is the story.....
    “Indian builds small fire and stays warm, white man builds big fire and stays warm collecting firewood”—unknown

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    Darn, it looks like I'm on call that weekend and stuck in Gadsden. It would have been nice meeting and hanging with y'all.

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