Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Senior Member TheWild's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Denmark
    Hammock
    WB Blackbird
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Incubator & Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    492

    My first 2011 Hang

    After getting my winter quilts from StormCrow, I have completely changed my mind on winter and snow I used to hate winter, since it put my outdoor hobby on hold, now I can't wait to get out in the snow!

    After a calm new years eve with the family, I decided to head for the local woods for an overnighter in the hammock.



    At the moment we only have temps just below freezing at night, so it wasn't a challenge in the winter quilts - but nice and warm.



    After only a few minutes in the woods I spotted a deer running - no big surprise really since we have a lot of them here, but somehow they always seem to make an impression on me. I wasn't fast enough with the camera, so you'll have to settle for a shot of the tracks



    Half an hours walk later I spotted what seemed like a deer highway in the snow, so I decided to set camp near by. Maybe I was lucky enough to have them visiting me later?





    Ahh sun light! It almost feels like spring - except for the cold temps and the snow of course



    I took a short hike around the area and took this photo below of the camp seen from a distance. My hammock is in the middle of the picture. Not really stealth, but not many people would have noticed my camp.



    I had a great view of the "deer highway", so I was hoping to see more deer during the trip - but unfortunately they all decided to stay away from me. An owl did fly over me while I was relaxing in the hammock though.





    The sun was setting so I crawled in the hammock, grabbed my head lamp and decided to read a good book.



    Normally our local woods would've been very quiet, but all night I could hear people using up the rest of their fireworks. It was actually very calming, so it didn't take me long to go to sleep that night.

    Happy new year to all my fellow hangers

    /Wild
    Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished...

  2. #2
    Senior Member Bradley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    West Kootenay, BC
    Hammock
    NX-150 TX-150
    Tarp
    Vertex-Camo
    Insulation
    Z-Liner & DIY Pads
    Suspension
    Clark
    Posts
    1,672
    Quote Originally Posted by TheWild View Post
    After getting my winter quilts from StormCrow, I have completely changed my mind on winter and snow I used to hate winter, since it put my outdoor hobby on hold, now I can't wait to get out in the snow!
    /Wild
    Hey Wild thank you for sharing . . .

    I have also retaken up winter camping, and for that very reason,
    after 20 years in a big city, I grew soft, and hated winter.
    Camping in the cold, revitalizes the spirit inside
    helps us keep in touch with the past
    and enables us to dream of the wilderness
    as we sit at our day jobs.

    Nice report, lots of photos, that is good to. thanks.
    Bradley SaintJohn
    Flat Bottom Canoe
    Start A Biz

    The Transition from Ground Sleeping to Hammocks
    is the Conversion from Agony To Ecstasy,
    and Curing Ground-In-somnia.

    "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show you great and mighty things . . ." Jeremiah 33:3
    ΙΧΘΥΣ

  3. #3
    Senior Member ShadowAlpha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    NW Georgia
    Hammock
    WBBB SL Lefty /Traveler
    Tarp
    Superfly/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Yeti,0*Phnx,Burrow
    Suspension
    Stuff from Dutch!
    Posts
    2,280
    Images
    32
    Sounds like a good night & thank you for sharing!

    Funny how you've found a new way to enjoy winter
    Thats why I try to never say never....

  4. #4
    Senior Member Can't Wait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Kittanning, Pa
    Hammock
    WB Traveler / Blackbird
    Tarp
    Superfly/MacCat
    Insulation
    Incubator/ 3/4
    Suspension
    Strap Cinch buckle
    Posts
    1,262
    Real nice report sweet pic's

  5. #5
    Buenos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Ellensburg, WA
    Hammock
    WL Snipe
    Tarp
    HG4seasonCFw/doors
    Insulation
    Hammock gear UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    372
    Great report! Winter camping is about being prepared and able to relax in comfort, not about freezing you tush. Your night out is a great example for the rest of us. Thanks.
    respectfully,
    Jose Diaz
    www.diaztools.com
    HF members get 30%discount

    Diaz tools Youtube channel
    Facebook page

  6. #6
    Senior Member Bomber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    In my hammock! On the trail!
    Hammock
    Hanging...
    Tarp
    Up...
    Insulation
    Down...
    Suspension
    Tight at 30'
    Posts
    1,355
    Images
    8
    Good one mate And thanks for the live report from the hammock - top notch

    Let's do a hang soon...

    /Bomber
    /Bomber.LTD
    Member of the infamous "Hyperborean Hang Gang"
    ]
    "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
    -Thomas Edison
    "If there is anything bigger than my ego in here, i want it dragged outside and shot"!!!
    -Zap Brannigan

    To much time on your hands? Waste some time here

  7. #7
    Poppabear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lexington Park, MD
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7
    Tarp
    Zpacks Cuben Fiber
    Insulation
    Leigh's UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies/Treestrap
    Posts
    2,642
    Excellent report and pictures thanks for sharing!
    Terry

  8. #8
    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    14,487
    Images
    62
    Sweet!!!! Winter hangin' is so beautiful and challenging.
    Good to see you out.
    Shug
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



    Shug's YouTube Videos

    Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs

    Shug and Friends Jammin'

  9. #9
    OutandBack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Snipe WinterGnome
    Tarp
    TtTTG 12x10
    Insulation
    WL-TQ/UQ, HG 3/4UQ
    Suspension
    stock
    Posts
    4,182
    Images
    129
    Just the right amount of snow. Very nice campsite. Enjoyed the picts. thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

  10. #10
    Fronkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Hammock
    DIY "The Crippler"
    Tarp
    "Cuben Refugee"
    Insulation
    DIY "The Ex-gf"
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    5,085
    Really cool Wild. Thanks for putting this up.

    Trevor

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •