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    Michigan Hammockers/Scouters

    Scouters,


    I may have the opportunity to go with our Boy Scout Troop to Camp Betz in Berrien Springs, MI near the end of February.

    Does anyone have any experience with this camp? Any problems with hammocking?

    I’m unfamiliar with southern Michigan in late February. Any guess to weather to expect? I’m hoping to have a 20* TQ/UQ Burrow/Incubator set, a hammock with a “weather shield” & a Wilderness Logics Old Man Winter tarp by then. I also have a 30* AHE Jarbridge UQ that I could possibly slip in-between the hammock and the down UQ if needed.

    So far my experience with cold weather in a hammock has been about 27* using an ENO DN, Gargoyle Mega Ogee (with ends open), 20* mummy bag (as TQ), 30* Jarbridge UQ, Thermarest sit pad (under feet) & Nalgene bottle of hot water while wearing wool socks, polar weight long johns & an UA beanie.

    I’m not sure if this outing will even work into my schedule yet but I’m trying to make sure if it does, that I’ll “Be Prepared”.


    Thanks in advance for your help/info/advice!

    Yours in Scouting,
    Kirk Harrington
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    As far as weather, it could be anything. Our last winter hang we arrived with 48degree and by the time we left, it was 9deg. Prepare for everything.
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    +1 to dBlC's comment about the weather. Perpare for the worst and hope for the best.
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    Lake effect snow is a real possibility too .... like lots of it.
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    that same hang we had 55 mph wind gust also like the saying goes in michigan if you dont like the weather wait 10 minutes.
    welcome to planet earth no one gets out alive

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    I thought that was the saying in Illinois.

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcrafter View Post
    that same hang we had 55 mph wind gust also like the saying goes in michigan if you dont like the weather wait 10 minutes.
    Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

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