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    Senior Member Rabid Deer's Avatar
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    First Hang in MN = BRRRRRR

    I tested out my new WBBB and SuperFly last night in my parents' woods. I used my Exped DownMat 9 pad and Kelty Mistral -20 on top. It was fun to set up my hammock and tarp and be out in the woods. However, I will not be hanging in Winter again until I get an under quilt.
    The pad was finicky and I was either chilled with it under-inflated or rolling off it with it over-inflated. My bulky bag was OK, but I do wish that I had a snug fit instead of the roomy Winter cut that this type of mummy bag has. Once I get an UQ I think I will sleep inside of a zipped up Summer bag and use the Mistral as a TQ.
    The coyotes woke me up at 2:30 and then I couldn't get back to sleep as I started to feel the chill. I called it a night and went into the house at 3:30. Oh well, live and learn.

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    Senior Member SoundMan's Avatar
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    I went thru a period where I was trying to re purpose my old ground gear.
    I am glad I gave up- my incubator and Mamba are excellent.
    Quite an investment though!
    Good luck as you explore...

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    Good for you for giving it a try! That's how to figure out what really works! Keep it up!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    The best thing is that you went out there and gave it a shot. Keep it up dude!

    Fronkey

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    Senior Member Dudorino's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoundMan View Post
    I went thru a period where I was trying to re purpose my old ground gear.
    I am glad I gave up- my incubator and Mamba are excellent.
    Quite an investment though!
    Good luck as you explore...
    +1. I gave up too and agree your choices are excellent.
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    Senior Member Beast 71's Avatar
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    If you feel that your bag is too large around you, could you zip it around your whole rig pea-pod style? -20 should plenty warm for any weather around here...so far.

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    Awesome, at least you got out there and gave it a go.... I used my recycled SB's last winter and never thought I buy quilts to replace them.... YEAH RIGHT!!!!... I didn't buy them but lets just say I have a closet full of quilts now....
    Happy Hangin'

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    You should look into making an SPE.
    Look on JustJeff's site.....http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockCampingWarm.html#Pads

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    Senior Member watertones's Avatar
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    I second the SPE. In winter I like to use an inflatable pad with a foam one under it. Good for you getting out there, keep trying. It's all trial and error to find what works for you.

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    Winter camping is a skill. No one is good at it at first. There is a lot of good advice on this forum. Play around and find what works. Sleeping outside, close to your home is a good way to feel safe about what your doing. You've made the right choice to find what works firt before heading out further where the bail out options are fewer.

    Bravo! Keep trying and find what works for you, then get out there with the confidence, and the only thing you'll have to worry about is what to have for breakfast. The poptarts, or the grits with bacon?
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