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    Senior Member Lonely Raven's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    Legal... Illegal its just a matter of timing
    It's only illegal if I get caught. (learned from my Great-Grandfather who made liquid libations during prohibition)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
    Thank you for that. Thats what I was thinking as well.

    I am concerned about the ice crystals melting and causing my down to get wet. I'm wondering if I should pull the sock off and sun it during the daylight.
    this is a good idea if you put the rest of your stuff away.other wise if it did not just get done snowing its getting ready to start.up here.i like sleeping with my head outside of everything.i have only got to 7 deg also though we'll see if i stick to that when it gets colder.

    you are getting some good expeireince even sleeping close to home.best thing you are getting is confidence.i agree with tjm the hardest part is getting up out of that thick warm cacoon.you can not put on enough cloths to be able to compare to what you slept in.i used to freeze the first half hour i am up at 15deg or lower.now i allways have a tinder bundle and some bigger wood ready to go.i lite it up as soon as i get up.get it roaring.warms me right up.and heats my water for coffee.
    see ya in minn.
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    Last night was an experiment using what I own to do what I want. Temp. at 10:00 pm when I started hanging, -10 deg.F When I woke up at 5:00, 4 deg.F
    My sleep system was as follows:
    1. WBBB dbl. 1.7 w/no tarp system
    2. Pendleton wool blanket doubled over and placed between layers
    3. TNF 40 deg. Allegheny sleepingbag used as UQ
    4. Backpacker poncho used as under cover
    5. -35 deg sleepingbag ( bought 4 of these used from the BSA Snow Base
    program in Minnesota for $15.00 apiece)
    Clothing worn:
    1. 2/pr socks (first pr. smartwool, 2nd pr Swedish army surplus (SAS) wool)
    2. Omni-Wool base layers top/bottom (SAMS club smartwool knockoff)
    3. REI down booties
    4. SAS 20 oz. wool pants
    5. mid weight wool sweater
    6. Empire Canvas Works blanket shirthttp://empirecanvasworks.com/
    7. SAS wool balaclava
    8. Fleece balaclava
    9. Lightweight REI fleece glove liners

    Pulled the bag up over my head and vented with a saran wrap cardboard tube ( a suggestion received from a BWCA park ranger). I had excellent breathability and very little frost build up. Altogether a great overnight hang.
    Gotta love the wonders of wool and those Swede's also.

    Happy Hanging Ya'l


    Raven, try using a breather tube. This post was from last Jan.

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    When you exit your quilts, the first thing you should do is compress them to force all the warm MOIST air out before it condenses on the down. You can then let them loft back up or pack them away. It is important to remove the water vapor before it condenses. This is more of an issue on a multi-day backcountry trips. This is also true for sleeping bag using ground dwellers.

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    Awesome report! Makes me want to go hang in the cold soon!

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    Awesome report! I'll be hanging in the cold this weekend!
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    Woohoo! This makes me excited to hang out in some cold weather. Just got some down booties and hopefully the IX hammock sock from Mac will help keep me warm in those low temps.

    Right now what I will have for insulation --> 3S crowsnest 900 fill. 1/4 inch evote foam pad for footpad. Space blanket within my IX hammock sock. 0 degree Big Agnes Storm King down sleeping bag for TQ.

    Clothing will be --> Capilene 3 long johns. Polypro crew shirt with Patagucci R1 Fleece sweater. Down booties, balaclava, Black Rock Hat.

    I think ill be set for some COOOLLD weather! YEAAA!

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