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    Strung out's Avatar
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    Anyone else hanging in the Minnesota winter "storm" tonight?

    Looks like one last (hopefully) taste of winter blowing through right now.

    Forecast says a low of 29 and winds in the teens.
    1-3 inches of snow possible.

    My Primaloft One just came in today from BWDD, and I just had to throw together a quick test UQ for tonight.

    I am pretty new to this hammock thing.

    Going to to see how the minimal Asym tarp and new UQ perform tonight.

    I'll just be in the backyard, but will be a nice test of gear.

    Anyone else going to get out in it just because?

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    Hanging in Ohio right now. Wind howling & trees creaking, but no rain yet. We may get a little snow mixed in tomorrow night. Won't be enough to stick.

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    Minneapolis here, but stayin' inside with some libations.

    I am planning on hanging a bit in the morning though. Depends on when a meeting begins.

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    4" of snow predicted and sustained winds in the 20s with gusts to almost 50. I ain't getting out in this nonsense. Maybe next year...
    If your lucky enough to be outdoors, your lucky enough!


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    Got my self all tucked in. Feeling good. Wind is gusting a bit.

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    north shore no go

    The north shore is looking a little too brutal right now, but I admire your commitment. April in Duluth, you have to really love it to live here. Fortunately I do.

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    We're supposed to get a flicker tonight but nothing serious. 60* by mid wk.(-: My sister is in Calgary. They just had a foot a couple of days ago and more tonight or tomorrow,,,,,,,,,,i can't complain.
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

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    If I didn't have to work...
    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
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    Y'all are some crazy folks!! I couldn't handle snow this late in the year...down here in GA we're in the mid to upper 80's! We have one good snow (4-6") every couple of years and that's plenty! Stay warm my friends!

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    Well. I survived!
    The weather actually calmed down a lot after midnight. I woke up around 2am and went in the house. Just not the adventure i had hoped for. ;-)

    Anyway. I was warm and protected. We barely had a dusting of snow by daylight.
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