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    I have two things to say Gunner,
    Beautiful!! and Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
    You will get it right, just takes experimenting. Looks like you're there! I can't imagine 18* with blood thinners Thanks for sharing!
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    You just need something for your hands and feet, then you will be a winter warrior! Ditch the cotton socks for some loose, thick wool ones. And add insulated (down/polarguard) booties. Want to really roast those feet? Add a set of vapor barrier socks (or bread bags/wrap) UNDER all of the above. Just keep it all loose and non-restricting.

    Add wool or insulated MITTENS for the hands, maybe with some thin waterproof (VB) gloves next to skin.

    Lastly, if you are not inside one of those sleeping bag hoods, add a thick insulated hood. Keeping your head and neck toasty will help shunt blood towards your extremities. As opposed to the bodies 1st response to a cold core- shutting down blood flow to the extremities. Or so they say!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    I had a fleece hood and gloves on so my head stayed warm but not the hands. I have a problem with wool as it makes me itch like crazy.

    I have camped out in a tent with the same down bag and a foam pad in much colder weather and several feet of snow wearing less than last night. The difference is the blood thinners, just a couple of minutes in the cold yesterday setting up the tarp and hammock and my hands were pale white and stiff... hot chocolate break time.

    Still had a good time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    I am on blood thinners right now so I really feel the cold in my hands and feet and I wanted to have a place to retreat to if needed.
    Yer tough...must be why y'all are called Leathernecks. I just got off the thinners a couple of weeks ago, what a difference. Hang in there gunner.
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    I just got off the thinners a couple of weeks ago
    I have another 3+ months to go, just in time for things to start warming up. My wife said she decided not to poison me as I have probably built up an immunity to the rat poison (warfarin blood thinner)

    Would I do it again, yes. I figure any time spent in hammock is time well spent.
    I was out Gunner's way this weekend as well (full report on the frozen coast coming soon!) and with some help from his family started on the Neusiok with predictions of a 'dusting' and lows of 24F.
    Glad we could help out with the shuttle and that you made it out OK. Sorry the hike did not work out. Can't wait for the trip report and pictures
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    My wife said she decided not to poison me as I have probably built up an immunity to the rat poison (warfarin blood thinner)
    Sleep with one eye open...there are more ways to collect on that insurance policy than whole wheat bread made with d-Con rodent grain.
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    Sleep with one eye open...
    told wife I have enough insurance to take care of her but not enough to make it worth her while. we have been married for 34 years so I think I am safe.
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