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    New Member Yaargh's Avatar
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    1st overnite hang this weekend / Gila National Forest

    This weekend will be my first over-nite hang that will be spent in Gila National Forest. This will not be a virgin hang as I've taken multiple naps throughout my campus grounds.

    I'm pretty excited. I'll go ahead and share my experience, provide photos, and perhaps a video dependent on how hard I try.

    I'll be car camping so weight and all that is a non-issue. With that, I won't suffer a cold night. However, I'll note if I use any non-traditional insulation to keep myself warm.

    I really hope it goes well. But this won't be a situation that makes or breaks my preferred option on how I sleep outside. I cannot wait to have breakfast from the hammock!

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    Looking forward to the post trip write-up. Enjoy yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaargh View Post
    This weekend will be my first over-nite hang that will be spent in Gila National Forest. This will not be a virgin hang as I've taken multiple naps throughout my campus grounds.

    I'm pretty excited. I'll go ahead and share my experience, provide photos, and perhaps a video dependent on how hard I try.

    I'll be car camping so weight and all that is a non-issue. With that, I won't suffer a cold night. However, I'll note if I use any non-traditional insulation to keep myself warm.

    I really hope it goes well. But this won't be a situation that makes or breaks my preferred option on how I sleep outside. I cannot wait to have breakfast from the hammock!
    Right on pirate. Have a good hang down there. A cold front is coming through this weekend throughout the state....what is your insulation setup? Edit: Oops, just read your profile. Yah you will be good!!!!

    Love the Gila!

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    Good luck! Should be a great time.

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    Have fun! Look forward to the trip report.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    I've been there trout fishing. Great place.

    Have fun!

    Mike

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    New Mexico-a very special place.

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    New Member Yaargh's Avatar
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    Well, I'm back. It did indeed get a bit colder than average. My thermometer gave a low of 43*F. Around 0430 I got cold feet and had to put on a second layer of socks. I ended up waking at 0700 with cold toes despite an additional heavy pair of merino wool socks.

    Considering my insulation was a 30* KAQ Jarbridge and HG 50* Burrow I did alright just wearing medium weight long johns. Maybe I'll look into some down booties or a cheaper option, hand warmers to remedy my problem.

    The next planned trip will either be somewhere in Lincoln NF or to check off Texas's tallest peak, Guadalupe.

    I only took two lousy pictures of my set up between "too close for proper deployment of my tarp" trees and TATO's Element 2.2 Titanium Woodstove.




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    Did you have breakfast from the hammock?

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    New Member Yaargh's Avatar
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    If hot chocolate counts as breakfast, yes I did.

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