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  1. #21
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    Who wants to hang a little earlier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. Redbush View Post
    So, I've never hung in cold weather before. Please let me know if you think the following would be adequate:
    -Poncho Liner UQ
    -Reflectix Pad
    -USGI ECWS Down/Synth Sleeping Bag

    If need be, I also have the following:
    -AMK Emergency Bivy
    -AMK Space Blanket
    -Polar Fleece Sleeping Bag Liner

    Any feed back would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
    that's similar to what I had for round 1 and I was comfy. -- but i sleep warm.
    but i also had spare stuff with me just in case.

    Quote Originally Posted by activeshooter View Post
    Who wants to hang a little earlier?
    you might consider signing on to BCUSA, there are a bunch of us in this part of the state and we have a couple campouts coming up that are not exclusive to hannocks, but several of the guys sleep in them.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Bear View Post
    Last year knowing what the wind forecast was, I selected a hang site back in the woods. I probably was back in the woods 50 or 60 feet. It also was a little on the lee side of the hill. I hardly noticed the wind. Site selection is critical when the wind is a problem. I also have a large rectangular tarp. When I expect wind, I point my feet to the wind and close down the foot end of the tarp. When I have done this I have very little problem with the wind.
    Yep!

    I've since had my HH hex tarp modded by 2QZQ so that I've got silnylon doors on either end, with velcro so that I can completely close an end off easily and quickly if the winds or blowing rain/snow pick up.

    And I agree with the comments on site selection too. I personally didn't have any issues with the wind, but that's because my tarp was perpendicular to the direction it was coming from, and low to the ground so it wasn't blowing on nor under me.

    Looking forward to this hang...matter of fact, Weasel is going to be camping out at Woodridge for the next couple of days, and I might head out there Saturday to hang with him.

    Anyone wants to come on out and meet up then...drop a message!

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    So far looks like we've got:

    Skygazer
    Otter
    Fuhgawee
    1066vik
    Psyops
    Owl
    Weasel
    Capt Redbush
    ozarkhanger
    Walking Bear

    and maybe:
    Dudorino
    crewdog

    Weasel camped out there this past Friday thru this morning. I joined him for Saturday afternoon through yesterday morning. Looking forward to meeting up with more folks this winter!

    BTW...we'd love to see some folks come visit KS...hey, Shug, Water Monkey, Fronkey...y'all need to come try some kansas hospitality!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Bear View Post
    The calendar is open for that weekend at this time. I don't know what might land on it before then. I'll try to keep it open.
    If I come I will bring the wheelbarrow and firewood.
    looking forward to hanging with you again
    "nature speaks in the silence between words"
    www.mustexplore.blogspot.com

  6. #26
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    So this past weekend I was out shopping...came across a little frying pan set, and immediately had to pick up two, one for me and one for Weasel.

    As soon as I saw these...my first thought was of Walking Bear out last year at the KC winter hang, showing us all up frying up his breakfast both mornings!

    This year...I come prepared, egg pan in hand! =-)

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    If anyone wants a "practice run" a month early, I'm having a gathering out on my property the weekend of Nov 9-11. This will include some folks from BCUSA and maybe a few Beckerheads from BF, but there will be trees... I'll even build an outhouse for the occasion!

  8. #28
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    PM sent...Wes and I might be able to make it out to your practice run.

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    Answered.
    Easy to find -- I'm just North of Topeka, 4 miles west of US75.
    (Near the Prairie Band Casino)

  10. #30
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    Anyone bringing some new gear with them that they didn't have at last year's hang in KC?

    I've had 2QZQ mod my tarp so that I've got doors on the ends with velcro to close them off if we see winds like we did last year.

    Also thinking about bringing/using my military ICW bag out there this year since it's car camping...more roomy/comfy than my smaller 20deg bag.

    Looking forward to this hang!

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