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    Yes! That was good to see you out and get your thoughts......
    I cannot use a top cover as I get way to much ice in cold weather.
    Going with the less-is-more approach. I do like my weathershield in the extreme cold ... it boosts warmth and cuts wind. I tried the space blanket in my UQ but got some moisture on my hammock...though I was warm.
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    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by BEAS View Post
    Very nice report and video
    Thanks. Was fun making.


    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    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...
    Thanks Jeff.
    I should have started with setting the tarp very low for security. At -21*C (-5,8*F) it is impossibly to get a peg into the earth. When I took the tarp down the next day I could hardly get the pegs up because of freezing. Interestingly at -11*C (12,2*F) my lighters worked, but at -21*C they only gave of sparks. The Mini Atomic inside the Bush Buddy worked great at -21*C even with cold alcohol.


    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    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!!!!!!!!
    Will do. Anytime soon bigbamaguy. Anytime soon.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wakozacho View Post
    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.
    Oh man I love the warmth of the south, but we beggars can’t be choosy.


    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    Thanks for sharing. Having a good night in your favorite spot and learning as well is all great. I've been starting to get the winter camping itch and video's like yours are informative.thanks again
    You are welcome mbiraman. Glade you feel inspired.


    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    Still -21C (-5F) is pretty chilly. A single night out can be pulled off with some planning. Subsequent nights are where the true challenge lies as insulation can be compromised with moisture.
    So true. That’s the real challenge.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Those are some beautiful images BlazeAway!
    Cold is fun, ain't it?
    Cold is fun. Yes, as long as your not cold. Though I did never get cold I could feel its dangers.


    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Enjoyed the photos and video. Thanks for sharing them.
    Glad you enjoyed.


    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    Great report, really good pics like that almost make me feel like I was there. The detail of the snow on every branch made it surreal.
    Surreal is the word.


    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    BRRRRR! That was a good test. What was your total weight with all those quilts?

    -21 C..I'm suprised your camera worked.
    Total weight of ULA Ohm and content = 10,288 kg / 362,898 520 54 ounce / 22,681 157 534 pound (without food and water)

    Total weight of Snugpak Response Pak = 1,924 kg / 67,867 102 791 ounce / 4,241 693 924 4 pound

    My camera (Canon IXUS 800 IS) I carried in a pocket in my jacket so it would get some warmth from my body.

    Water brought was 4 litre = 4 kg / 141,095 847 8 ounce / 8,818 490 487 4 pound

    + food.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    Great trip report Blaze..... really likes your setup mate - its beginning to look very complete

    /Bomber
    Yes it won’t be long then…….


    Quote Originally Posted by psyculman View Post
    Blaze,
    Thank you for the report and pictures, inspiring!
    Super.


    Quote Originally Posted by TheWild View Post
    Looks like a great trip, Blaze!
    I see that you've bought all the coolest gear on the market!

    Btw. are you a cold or warm sleeper? The Winter Incubator and Winter Burrow kept me warm at -15C and I feel that I could easily go even lower, without adding further quilts or insulation. But it varies from person to person I guess.

    Let's arrange a hang soon!

    /Wild
    No I still only have half the gear I need.
    Cold sleeper. I am always cold. Love the tropics.
    A hang. Soon. You bet.


    Quote Originally Posted by medicjimr View Post
    Great Pic's the video was awesome Merry Christmas
    Thanks medicjimr.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Yes! That was good to see you out and get your thoughts......
    I cannot use a top cover as I get way to much ice in cold weather.
    Going with the less-is-more approach. I do like my weathershield in the extreme cold ... it boosts warmth and cuts wind. I tried the space blanket in my UQ but got some moisture on my hammock...though I was warm.
    Shug
    Yes it was good to be out and I learned a lot. For instance not to use cheap plastic bottles to heat your hammock. Those I used did transform a bit from the heat.
    Last edited by BlazeAway; 12-25-2010 at 09:33.

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    The first picture below shows the content of the main compartment in the ULA Ohm back pack.

    The second picture shows what I carried on the outside of the pack. Food was carried in the big mesh pocket.

    Third and fourth pictures speaks for them self.

    I carried 3 litre of water in 3 bottles that I had in a plastic bag.
    2 x 0,5 litre was carried on the shoulder straps of the pack.








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    What an excellent kit. Nicely done Blaze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    What an excellent kit. Nicely done Blaze.
    Thanks OutandBack. Yes I agree. But the finer details are still missing. A good water filter is on the wish list.

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    All I can say is WOW!!! Very cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian in so cal View Post
    All I can say is WOW!!! Very cool
    Yes that was coool.

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