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    Winter Camping 2011 - Trip 1

    This past weekend we did a quickie overnight outing. Most of us have kids with activities so a sprint out to a state park and back after breakfast the next morning is it. When we car camp we don't skimp on the items we bring. Plenty of firewood, we eat like pigs, etc.

    We had a total of five participants with two that hung.


    Mike C. (picture below) shown with a beverage he found has an ENO DoubleNest and uses a rainfly he had laying around from an old tent. He, like myself, plans on getting a better Winter tarp for 2012. Mikey also has Dutch Clips and whoopie slings.



    Here is his setup all hung and ready to go.



    Here are a few of me setting things up. I have a WB Traveler DL (1.7). Mikey C. gave me some whoopie slings but I didn't have the biners to make use of them. I'll have all I need to make use of them next time.





    I don't have a nice tarp yet so I use a cheap one from Lowe's that I have laying around. It works "for now".


    Easing into it for the first time to make sure all is well.
    http://www.whiskeyriveroutpost.com/stuff/wc2011_01/WC_2011_01_HammockSetup_Testing.jpg[/img]


    Lunch. Got to have lunch.




    A few from the site overall. The first is when I arrived and only one ground dweller and one hanger were already there.


    Now the large tent is up. Two people slept on that with cots, etc.


    Later that night eating dinner.


    Dessert. A brownie / pudding mix. It was awesome.


    My large dutch oven. I love this thing.
    (WM)===:::

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    It got to a low of 22 and everybody was comfortable. My toes got a bit chilly but with how little Winter ready gear I have I thought that was doing well. If I had some down booties and a lower temp rated UQ I would have had no problems.
    (WM)===:::

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    Another thing.... I tried putting my Therm-A-Rest Ridge Rest between the layers of my WB and it killed all comfort. I kept fidgeting and didn't enjoy it. I'm open to other suggestions of what to put in there for a layer. An old blanket, a reflective layer of something, etc.

    (WM)===:::

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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderMonkey View Post
    Another thing.... I tried putting my Therm-A-Rest Ridge Rest between the layers of my WB and it killed all comfort. I kept fidgeting and didn't enjoy it. I'm open to other suggestions of what to put in there for a layer. An old blanket, a reflective layer of something, etc.

    I have my 3S 900fp crowsnest that would easily work for me at 22*. I slept out when it was 5* last week and had some cold spots. I was also wondering what I could use that wouldn't kill comfort but add a little bit of warmth. I'm going to try out a big piece of reflectix that I have lying around. It's more pliable than a car window protector made of the same material so it should conform to my body better and allow it to be more comfortable. I'm going to cut it to the same size, maybe longer, as my Crowsnest and slip it in between the double layers. Hopefully this way it'll wrap up around me and keep my shoulders warm and also prevent any cold spots. I also don't think it would weigh more than a few ounces.

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    great report...oh Yeah.. LOVE the GreenBay Hat ... GO PACK GO!!!!

    i'm a die hard greenbay fan ...my dad is one..and his dad was one
    my family is a bunch of cheeseheads LOL
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Excellent reports looks like a lot of fun.
    Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by medicjimr View Post
    Great trip and report other than Green bay Hat GO STEELERS !!! : )
    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    great report...oh Yeah.. LOVE the GreenBay Hat ... GO PACK GO!!!!

    i'm a die hard greenbay fan ...my dad is one..and his dad was one
    my family is a bunch of cheeseheads LOL
    Great report. Looks like fun! Gotta' try to get a group together here. . .

    I'll leave it up to my forum name to state where I stand in the upcoming festivities. . .

    SN

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    great report...oh Yeah.. LOVE the GreenBay Hat ... GO PACK GO!!!!

    i'm a die hard greenbay fan ...my dad is one..and his dad was one
    my family is a bunch of cheeseheads LOL
    GO PACK GO!
    (WM)===:::

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    Nice report . . . thanks.

    Does a fella good to see guys havin' a good camp time . . . even in the winter.

    Thanks for all of the photos . . .
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    A terrific jaunt for you all ..... it is fun to test the limits of gear in winter.
    Good for ya'll.
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