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    -7, -10? Yow! Hang carefully Jeff. This will be one interesting trip report!
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    sheesh! make sure you're far enough away from the house that it's really -7!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO CHEATING OFF HOUSE RADIANT HEAT JEFF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buenos View Post
    I'm on the North Slope of Alaska and it's been -45 F for the past 3 days. It finally warmed up to -26 this evening. I'm not camping though.
    I believe it was that cold, but all he had was a down sleeping bag...no pad, UQ, or any bottom insulation. And he said he wasn't cold. Possible, just not likely.

    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    Yes, but it's a dry cold.
    That it is...and it makes a BIG difference. But the wind is also strong enough up here that it's literally ripped the cover off my grill and blew it across the deck.

    Wind chills are predicted -25F both nights.

    Heading out in just a few...
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    Update...in the hammock now, on my phone. Zero degrees, 12:30a, windchill -20f on weather.com. Using new DIY hammock, winter Yeti UQ, JRB MWUQ4 as TQ, JRB hood, new green hammock sock. No tarp, so I can test the sock. Toasty warm but wouldn't be out here without the sock. Wind may keep me awake tonight.

    Wearing thick socks, lightweight fleece pants, Montbell ThermaWrap pants, poly T-shirt, lightweight merino wool shirt, REI Generator down jacket. Couldn't find my Serius neofleece facemask so my nose is cold.

    Didn't realize my backyard was so bright at night!
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    it is the city lights..bane of astronomers everywhere.

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    Be safe.
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    I woke up once at 4am (windy), and then for good at about 6am (normal time for me). Was warm the whole time I slept, but got a little chill after I woke up. The chill came from my legs, which were on a Walmart CCF egg crate pad. Everything else was pretty good...no sweating, no shivering. Probably need to use a thicker leg pad.

    Measured low was -4.5F. Weather.com's lowest windchill was -25F, and there was a steady wind all night.

    My thermometer has a probe so I can take simultaneous temps inside and outside the sock. Difference was 10-15F all night, with a max measured difference of 22.3F! One key thing, though...I don't know how to measure windchill difference. The winds were gusting pretty good all night...a steady 12-15mph where I am exposed on the hill. I wouldn't have been out there without the sock or a full buttoned-up tarp...so even though the measured temp was a bit warmer, the actual value was MUCH more than the number shows b/c it took away the windchill.

    This is some pretty thick DWR and I could actually feel the wind blowing thru the material a few times!

    I had some condensation. Part of it is b/c I couldn't find my facemask...that helps a lot with the condensation. And a big part is just how cold it was...I would have had condensation on the bug net of the WBBB, or on the inside of a buttoned-up tarp, if I had used them. So I'd like to test it with my facemask before drawing any long-term conclusions about the condensation in the sock.

    All-in-all, a good night! New low, and looking to ring in the New Year with another new low...but I might have to compromise with the wife and just do another backyard test. I was so excited about the temps yesterday that I forgot today was New Year's Eve!
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    Great report Jeff, we are getting ready top head out this weekend; lows are gonna be around 35 degrees!
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    I enjoyed reading your report.
    Looks like your sock really helped cut the wind.
    Can't wait to see it in person during the Co Winter Hang.

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    I wouldn't go any lower than 40 without a sock. Best piece of gear I ever made.

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