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    12/21/2010 Solstice, total eclipse of the moon and a full moon night at -21*C.

    On this overnight hike I learned a lot from my mistakes. For instance that it takes s lot of energy to heat your sleep system at -21*C (-5,8*F) (there were no wind), thus down is to be preferred.

    Here is some pictures and a little video.










    WBBB and Big Mamajamba flying.





    DD Hammock UQ added to setup.





    MacEntyre’s IX Hammock Sock without SEEP added (it’s not a sock but an UQ).





    Hammock Gear winter Incubator added.





    HH SS outside silnylon layer added.





    Big Mamajamba doors, space blanket and BBO added.





    Believe you me, at night at -21*C it is too cold to get just the right picture.






















    Video

    http://www.youtube.com/user/tbhan55?.../0/oIlSiyOhH74


    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Last edited by BlazeAway; 12-23-2010 at 08:32.

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    Wow! Great report and video, BlazeAway!

    Was that the maiden voyage for your Molly Mac Gear IX Sock without SEEP (it's not a sock but an UQ, insulated full length)?

    How did you decide the order of the layers?

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    Excellent report and video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Wow! Great report and video, BlazeAway!

    Was that the maiden voyage for your Molly Mac Gear IX Sock without SEEP (it's not a sock but an UQ, insulated full length)?

    How did you decide the order of the layers?

    - MacEntyre
    Thanks MacEntyre.

    Yes that was the first time with Molly Mac Gear IX Sock without SEEP which I think is not a sock, but a superb UQ ( a sock has the hammock, UQ and all inside it).

    Apart from the HH SS sock which should go on last, and the down as second last, the order of layers could be changed some what. And the space blanket must be right under the hammock.

    But I am still in the learning phase.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppabear View Post
    Excellent report and video.
    Thanks Poppabear. I tell you it was cooooooold.
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    That's an excellent protocol for layering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    That's an excellent protocol for layering.
    I think so too, but at these low temperatures I think one should opt for a full down isolation system since the initial heating of down occurs very quick.

    But then seen from a security aspect, synthetic insulation will survive some what from getting wet.

    I don’t know. Got to ask Shug.

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    Very nice report and video
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    Great trip and pics! Sounds like a good insulation plan if it kept you warm at -21!

    The tarp was nice and high so you could probably stand up under there...that's a great benefit to hammocking, IMO. No crouching to change clothes. If there were wind, it might get you a little warmer to hang it low and tight. Good thing you didn't have to deal with it...I bet just a slight wind would have made that -21F feel a little chilly...
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    Blazeaway:
    Thank you for the taking me on a trip this morning..........Great looking gear and great looking area to camp. Please keep the reports like this one coming!!!!!!!!
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    Great report. -21*C is pretty darn cold! Here in Georgia, I consider 20*F to be pretty cold. Guys like you and Shug put this southern boy to shame with your cold weather exploits.

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