Coldest i've ever hung was 27F in Louisiana. This was done as an experiment to see what my rig could do. I was using a JRB original underquilt (rated to 35) and weathershield with a foam pad inside, and a 35F WM down bag. i wore long johns and a hat, and did fine. not cozy, but warm enough to sleep and wake up from the cold.
coldest i've ever slept out on the ground was in Jan 1992, at Fort Drum, NY. It was close to -40 at night for a couple weeks, -20 during the days... this, in an inadequate bag inside another inadequate bag, on top of 2 foam pads. it sucked massively.
Went for the first time in a hammock this past weekend with some other forum members. First night ever in a hammock was 24 degrees and second night was 10. Brrrrrrrrr was not expecting first time out to be this cold but I did have a really good time with my fellow members. Have some work to do but should only get better from here.
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I'm still a noob so 22F is my low from a couple weekends ago.
23F so far, no wind. It seldom gets much colder than 5 degrees here on the island. But that is a wet cold as the humidity is fairly high, so I can guarantee that you will feel it.
But if I want to torture myself I can go to the interior of the mainland and do -20F to -30 and colder. I just don't have the urge, or the underquilt to do it :-)
Coldest on the ground was -40F on Mount Rustadhøgda in Bardufoss, Norway while I was in the army. But that was in a a button tent with and Optimus 111 burning. It was blowing gale force wind with storm force in the blast....but we had a proper snow wall and wind plow, so the tent was mostly out of the wind.
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