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    Senior Member hikerman2000's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Big tarp, block the wind.
    Hot water bottle, it warms the hammock and quilts. Wrap the bottle in an old sock to retain the heat longer.
    Wool or fleece, avoid cotton anything.
    Layers.
    A ground mat along with a good size groundcloth. A simple ccf pad on the ground will keep your feet warm and dry during change of clothes. Clear any snow from the area, the pad can become a sled.

    Location. Pick a spot out of the wind if possible. Use any trees or terrain to your advantage.
    Stay dry. Condensation and sweat will be an issue. Plan a way to dry out your gear and clothing. After a few days your quilts will absorb any moisture and freeze, so keep the trips short or have a way of drying things.

    Frozen ground can be problematic for staking. Have good stakes.

    Test hang at home in your gear. Floppy gloves and mittens will be a "learning experience" when dealing with lines. Plan on extra time.
    Extra Fuel. It will take more fuel to warm your food. And you'll probably drink more warm liquids.
    Extra batteries. Light fades fast in winter. You'll be using your lights much more.

    Big Fire!!
    Perusing through old topics I started and since my first winter hang is a few weeks away, I'd figure it would be cool to check this particular thread out. Man, you got it covered! I think I might have to try ALL of those

    Thanks to everyone, I feel ready to hit the woods for a colder experience... Just hoping that it actually SNOWS in late December and NOT rain

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    If the temps start dropping into the 30's, I plan on taking my CCF torso pad - this slips nicely between the double layer of my Warbonnet Blackbird.

    I own a 20 UQ and a 30 TQ; more than enough for me for each extreme end of the 3-season spectrum.

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    Great suggestions, thanks guys!
    It's not about the miles, its about the smiles!
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    Lighter fluid hand warmer in the foot box is my first choice.
    "Necessity is the plea for every infringment of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants and the creed of slaves."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    Hot water bottle! 20 min or so before bed put a hot water bottle in your hammock then keep it between your legs up by your crotch all night. You'll stay nice and warm.
    I have one of those chemical heat packs, I can not remember the name of the things. They are a gel encased in plastic, like a heavy baggie, they have a flat disc that you pinch, it does is chemical reaction, you get nice really warm plyable bag of warmth. These come in a few different sizes and colors. You boil them in water for 5 minutes and they go back to the pre-activation state.

    I have several of this, I get cold frequently, my body does not keep itself warm any more. I put these bag type things on my stomach. If I have to put ice on an injury I use one of these on my tummy. Really works great, plus they are non messy. Wrapped up in my bedding or coat they stay warm for more than an hour. I have some that are over 9 years old. I do use them frequently, they really work for me.

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    +1 on jumping jacks and high-calorie snack before bed.

    I also fluff up my sleeping bag and UQ before bed, giving them a good shake, so the down has full loft to trap heat better. If it's really cold, I sometimes "wear" my UQ in the evening around my shoulders so it's pre-heated too.

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