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    It's good to see I won't be the only crazy/ I mean gear tester in this cold snap.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Someone at work said Tuesday night is gonna be the coldest night yet here. I let it slip that I need to test some gear...got some funny looks, had to explain that I need to see how cold my gear can take me, etc. First words out of their mouths? "He's crazy." "Uh huh." "I wouldn't do that."

    Nothing like being comfy in a warm hammock, though!
    Jeff if you think that's bad, you should see some of the looks or hear the comments I got from my roommate when I put the hammock stand I ordered in my room. I figured what better place to put it. Now it is a lot easier to test the way I hang my hammock.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    cold snap

    think its going to be cold here check out wise shelter for tuesday night makes me hurt thinking about it
    Bear bait what??? Your It!!!!!!!!

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    Just got back from Blood Mountain,Ga.
    Temp was 12 degrees at 9:00 P.M and 12 degrees at 5 A.M
    Kinda strange. Snow all over the place from 2 days earlier.
    Slept warm an cozy. Here is a list of what I used. All clothing was slept in:

    HH Hyperlight
    Black Cat Tarp (Homemade MacCat version)
    JRB Weathershield-bottom
    SPE 2X2 with 1 3/8 inches of closed cell pads. 3 pads total.
    (4) 1/2 inch wings
    Fleece throw
    balaclava
    watch cap
    gloves
    wool sox
    light weight poly thermal bottoms
    heavy weight poly thermal bottoms
    Nylon pants (Wal-Mart Athletic Works brand. Awesome pants for the $)
    Smartwool zip shirt
    Expedition weight poly thermal top
    short sleeve polyester top
    fleece jacket
    frogg togg top

    Would have used my Nest but it was being borrowed.
    Last edited by FanaticFringer; 02-04-2007 at 12:49.
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    was the fleece throw all that you had on top of you?
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    was the fleece throw all that you had on top of you?
    I think with all that clothing, I wouldn't need much on top! I discovered this at Rogers - If you've got enough clothes on to stay warm while being outside (and fairly inactive) in low temps, you probably don't need much additional for your top side when you sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    I think with all that clothing, I wouldn't need much on top! I discovered this at Rogers - If you've got enough clothes on to stay warm while being outside (and fairly inactive) in low temps, you probably don't need much additional for your top side when you sleep.
    you're right, you don't need as much when you're using all that insulative clothing... but 12f ???
    i was a hair on the cool side by sun morn at rogers w/ my clothes & the ray way quilt. but for some reason i didn't put the JRB down sleeves back on the 2nd night. if i had i would have been fine<g>. i love my sleeves! ...tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    you're right, you don't need as much when you're using all that insulative clothing... but 12f ???
    i was a hair on the cool side by sun morn at rogers w/ my clothes & the ray way quilt. but for some reason i didn't put the JRB down sleeves back on the 2nd night. if i had i would have been fine<g>. i love my sleeves! ...tim
    Except for my feet, which were COLD (I still haven't figured that one out), I was a little TOO warm Sunday morning with my clothing and NS on top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    was the fleece throw all that you had on top of you?
    Oh yea, minor detail left out. No Sniveler on top.:
    My ..... would have froze without it.
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    Cold Feet

    BB351,

    Try on a pair of oversized Sierra Design mutts over wool socks. I picked up a pair for <$25 & they compress pretty good.

    I also found out that too tight socks &/or long underwear cause loss of circulation & cold feet.

    FF - congrats of a new personal low.

    Egads

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