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    overnight trip

    Fellow forum member [o]TTeR and I decided to spend a night at our local conservation area doing a little car camping and gear test.It was about -4c(24F) during the day and our low for the night was -12c (10F) without the windchill.

    [o]TTeR was testing his new winter incubator:

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    We were both using [o]TTeR's DIY creations for hammocks. His is a digital camo mockingbird and mine is made with 1.1 black ripstop. I tested my new crowsnest as well:

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    Both worked great. [o]TTeR used a Canadian Military double bag sleeping system and I used a home duvet (it is car camping after all). My sleeping bag is rated to -7c but I didn't feel like putting it to the test even though it performed well at -16c (3.2F) last February.

    I used my super cat stove for water boiling and also used the kelly kettle. I've had the kelly for years and I still love using it.

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    We went for a hike during the day but really just relaxed and listened to the silence ( interrupted occasionally by a crack and pop from frozen wood in the fire).

    Overall a great night. I made a rookie mistake when setting up and didn't milk the bury on my headend whoopie sling. I slowly slid down on the headend over night. Nothing like a big headache first thing in the morning

    Here are some pics I took. It snowed all day which really made the park look beautiful. Oh and we were known as the hammock guys in the park. People were getting out of their trailers to come and see the crazy guys.
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    Thanks for looking,

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    Sounds like a great over-nighter. Love the picture of the candle lantern. Thx for sharing!
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    Looks like a great place to hang. Always great to get out a bit. Thanks for sharing the pics! The candle lantern made a great shot!

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    Sweet nice Pic's

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    For local car camping, Valens Conservation is a great winter location because there are vary few patrons from November to March, its usually just us, a few RV year-rounders and the staff. We started getting out once a month last winter and have gained a reputation for being “Those Hammock Guys”. Lots of inquiories about the gear but no converts that I know of. There was a group of tenters this weekend giving the winter camping experance a try but they brought air matterestes instead of suitable insulation, we tried educating the Lads but they were already commited to a fridged night, thankfully Valens offers a bailout as they maintan heated bathrooms throughout the winter.
    There are photos from our previous trips here:http://www.farflunggallery.net/main.php?g2_itemId=1952

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    Great Mick! I love the folks glomming ya'll. Sometimes hammock hanging is like being a side-show attraction.
    Sweet pictures.
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    I think that shot of the snow falling is da'bomb! (whispering) Did I just say da'bomb out loud?
    Great report and fantastic shots!!

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    Sounds like a great over-nighter. Love the picture of the candle lantern. Thx for sharing!

    Looks like a great place to hang. Always great to get out a bit. Thanks for sharing the pics! The candle lantern made a great shot!

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    I think that shot of the snow falling is da'bomb! (whispering) Did I just say da'bomb out loud? Great report and fantastic shots!!
    Thank you all. I never take a trip without getting a candle lantern shot. Ya just can't go wrong.

    Great Mick! I love the folks glomming ya'll. Sometimes hammock hanging is like being a side-show attraction.
    Sweet pictures.
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    Thanks Shug, I kinda like being the sideshow. We have a reputation in that park. We were setting up on Sat. and the guy plowing all the roads stopped and asked if we were the hammock guys. We hadn't even checked in yet!

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    Thanks for sharing. Nice pics! I'd be out there in a heartbeat if it wasn't so far...

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    Okay. My next purchase is going to be some tea lights and the UCO mini candle lantern. Love the ambiance it provides to the pictures. Very nice!


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