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    Canada>Ontario Valens Conservation Area>Jan 4-6, 2013 - Winter Tune Up Hang

    Greetings

    I am going to be heading to Valens Conservation Area on the weekend of Jan 4-6, 2013.

    This is the last weekend of Christmas break for the school kids, and I know many people take vacation during this time. For those that want to have some piney woods time before heading back to the hectic pace of everyday life, this is your chance.

    This is also a great opportunity for those that received new gear at Christmas to test it out in a car camping setting with easy bail out options. The recent snow we've received in Southern Ontario this week should stick around as the temperatures are forecast to stay below freezing according to the long range weather outlook.

    One last thing, for those thinking of going on the February winter hang and have never really winter camped before, this would also be a good chance to test your gear and insulation systems.

    If you plan on going, please indicate it in this thread as there is a site limit to the number of people.

    Cheers

    Brian
    Last edited by BrianWillan; 12-28-2012 at 17:24.
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    I might be in! Got some knew gear coming in mail some of it should be here by then! I don't have hours for work yet but it should be a go.

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    That sounds awesome! No WAY the better half will let me escape but i can dream
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackd View Post
    That sounds awesome! No WAY the better half will let me escape but i can dream
    Convince her to go. It is car camping with heated washrooms, running water and showers. Recruit the kids if you need to.

    Cheers

    Brian
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    Looks like my kids are with their Mom this weekend so Tracey and myself may pop in for a night. Gonna try getting a buddy out as well for a first hang. Will confirm closer to the weekend.

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    Brian, trying to pull things together and refine /jury rig my system. I am waiting to hear if I am going to Kitchener on the weekend. If things work out I would be up for Fri. and maybe Sat. as well. I just tried my 'system' last night at -10*C. I was warm, but not v. comfortable, but it seems to take a night or two to get back in the swing of things, so I am putting it down to that. Anywho, will let you know by tomorrow (I know, cutting it fine)
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    I want to come, however its a substantial drive for me considering it would only be for one night. If I can arrange to make it, it would be Saturday night. Ill post back if I am a go.

    If I don't see you guys there, be safe and enjoy!

    P.S. Tested out my TQ/UQ to -18C last night! Can't wait to see what the hot tent will do for me since the worst part is getting out of that cozy down nest once you are in it and warm. More testing to be done before Feb's EGL trip!

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    I might be able to make it this weekend i am working til 2 pm Sat. so i should have enough time the get setup before dark. it would be nice to test out my new setup of my WBBB, BBO top cover, Leighlo 20*F FLUQ, and JRB old rag mountain TQ and BMJ tarp with doors.

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    Looks like it is going to be a miss for me
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    I hope to make it for one night. I'm helping a friend move on Friday or Saturday so I should be able to make the other day.

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