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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    ...you guys keep good records, okay?

    I hope you feel better soon, Besty. I'll post my findings.
    I'm going to test this setup:

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    Not used to this cold, 14 degrees or so. I have clothing to handle it though.
    Drug out the Sorel Pacs, Cabelas Gortex down parka, fleece balaclava, Greek baklava (I'm hungry) and assorted long underwear/gloves etc...
    Gonna play outside with the 11 yr. old twins that that are having a blast with the novelty of it all "daddy, look at that HUGE icicle on the house!" I was a kid once, or twice, actually *I'm just a child that's grown old. We here in North Central Texas are experiencing Rolling Black-outs. I can't remember that ever happening before. They have threatened to during the peak summer
    Air Conditioning blitz, don't think they actually have though. We are gonna fire up the old Kelly Kettle for some Hot Chocolate for the Kids and Hot Buttered Rum for Mrs. JP and Myself. All in all it's been sort of a long Robert W. Service moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    you guys keep good records, okay?
    Records? I don't need no stinkin records! Besides, with the way that you layer you can handle anything.

    You can count on Alan though. He's much less of a smart aleck.

    Quote Originally Posted by split View Post
    All in all it's been sort of a long Robert W. Service moment.
    I love his stuff. Thanks for the memory jarring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post

    You can count on Alan though. He's much less of a smart aleck.
    You can't be serious.
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    I'm gonna make it home before dark tonight...yea! Makes it easy for setup!

    I will be testing:

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    HH SS undercover with overcover

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    Senior Member Alan's Avatar
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    Awesome sandpiper! Looks like a few of us south Texas folks are testing equipment during the cold snap.

    Gear list has changed slightly. Instead of a top quilt, I've draped a NASA space blanket over the ridgeline and added a CCF foot pad. I'm in jeans, cotton socks, undershirt, and a thin hoodie jacket. It's 4:30pm CST and temp gauge already shows 33*. Supposed to hit 20* in Houston by 6am. It will be colder than that where I live (30 miles north of Houston) but I have to be at work by 6am. Drats!

    I want to test the NASA space blanket to see how much heat it retains and reflects back to me inside the hammock.


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    Good for you Texan Hangers ....this must be fun for you all!

    I'm in South Padre Island right now .... blackout this morning at hotel and arena.
    Windy!!!!

    Gonna be cold tonight too. I expect all of you to be out testing those UQs....
    Whooooo Texas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post

    I want to test the NASA space blanket to see how much heat it retains and reflects back to me inside the hammock.
    Is that NASA space blanket the same as the "All Weather Blanket" by Grabber? If so I just picked one up on line, arrived Monday...still in the package...

    Ready for sleepy time...
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    Senior Member Alan's Avatar
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    I'm not sure if it's the same or not. I got 2 in a package from Overstock.com
    Click me to see!


    ETA - great looking setup!

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    How much do these "space blankets" weigh?
    And are they more durable than the mylar foil "emergency" blankets?
    Mike
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