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    lookin good shug.i,also inspired by fourdog,did some testing along these same lines.i cut a hole in the foot of my -20 deg synthetic bag.then resewed the insulation back in.i added a drawstring to close up the new hole and a sleeve of about a foot long then another drawstring.the bag is normal length so i reasoned i would not be able to close the drawstring tight as it would not be near the end of the hammock.so i put the extension on so i could put a sweater or something in it to close off the hole better then use the other drawstring to keep that in place.that worked good. i hung the sleeping bag upside down then tucked the hood in by my chest.i added two grossgrain loops one on either side off the neck opening and hung it like a underquilt at the front so it would not fall off when unzipped. i worried the insulation on my chest area would get compressed due to the bags weight so i added a grossgrain loop there and attached it to the ridgeline using some shockcord and a mitten hook.hope that makes sense.
    i slept in this a few weeks ago,it got down to 4degf woke up to the start of a blizzard.useing my clark and small clark tarp.i was wearing light poly long undewear top and bottom,wool sweater,wool hat and fleece baclava.no socks,no aditional blankets or underquilts.was toasty warm.i like to curl up though and was unable to do so without my knees getting chilled from compressing the insulation were they touched.so if i get a bigger bag i will use this system for sure.need more room.
    thanks for the vid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetracker View Post
    lookin good shug.i,also inspired by fourdog,did some testing along these same lines.i cut a hole in the foot of my -20 deg synthetic bag.then resewed the insulation back in.i added a drawstring to close up the new hole and a sleeve of about a foot long then another drawstring.the bag is normal length so i reasoned i would not be able to close the drawstring tight as it would not be near the end of the hammock.so i put the extension on so i could put a sweater or something in it to close off the hole better then use the other drawstring to keep that in place.that worked good. i hung the sleeping bag upside down then tucked the hood in by my chest.i added two grossgrain loops one on either side off the neck opening and hung it like a underquilt at the front so it would not fall off when unzipped. i worried the insulation on my chest area would get compressed due to the bags weight so i added a grossgrain loop there and attached it to the ridgeline using some shockcord and a mitten hook.hope that makes sense.
    i slept in this a few weeks ago,it got down to 4degf woke up to the start of a blizzard.useing my clark and small clark tarp.i was wearing light poly long undewear top and bottom,wool sweater,wool hat and fleece baclava.no socks,no aditional blankets or underquilts.was toasty warm.i like to curl up though and was unable to do so without my knees getting chilled from compressing the insulation were they touched.so if i get a bigger bag i will use this system for sure.need more room.
    thanks for the vid.
    bill
    I just knew that you would be modding something after that hang. Sound like a very good workable pod now.
    I am heading into the back 40 in a bit to sleep in the pod. Supposed to get to -17º tonight and is windy. I added the winter yeti and TQ.....
    Gonna be a fun trial!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I just knew that you would be modding something after that hang. Sound like a very good workable pod now.
    I am heading into the back 40 in a bit to sleep in the pod. Supposed to get to -17º tonight and is windy. I added the winter yeti and TQ.....
    Gonna be a fun trial!
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    I'm headed out, the wind will be a added bonus !

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourdog View Post
    I'm headed out, the wind will be a added bonus !
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    Have a snug night fourdog .... I am right behind ya'!!!!!
    -5º here right now and windy too.
    I just are candy!
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    Outstanding stuff there Shug ... Awesome test and great second half. I can see why you stay so motivated, great stuff ... How do you do that?
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    entertaining and educating shug. the 2 keys to teaching what jacket were you wearing in the vid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    -5º here right now and windy too.
    Them's crazy temperatures!
    I remember being camped out when Perth had its coldest night on record a while back when it got to 0 and thats C not F. That records now been trumped with the lowest on record now being the positively freezing -0.6C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by questtrek View Post
    Outstanding stuff there Shug ... Awesome test and great second half. I can see why you stay so motivated, great stuff ... How do you do that?
    Staying motivated?..... it is always a daily challenge. I get up ... coffee up...and move forward.

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    entertaining and educating shug. the 2 keys to teaching what jacket were you wearing in the vid?
    It is a GoLite jacket my wife bought for me. 800 fill down and lots of good features.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cogola View Post
    Them's crazy temperatures!
    I remember being camped out when Perth had its coldest night on record a while back when it got to 0 and thats C not F. That records now been trumped with the lowest on record now being the positively freezing -0.6C.
    Are winters harsh down there? I slept in -18ºF last night ....video soon, of course.
    I would love to see Perth. I have been to the East Coast of Australia but Perth os a long ways away...
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    Perused Pod Practice Performance, particularly pleased pal perservered pleasantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Are winters harsh down there?
    You wouldn't believe how harsh the winters can be. If you don't believe me just read the headlines
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...25/2936696.htm

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