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    Media coverage of a hanging!!!

    Went for a one nighter on Feb. 10 and posted a quick youtube video about it (here as well). The local paper where we camped picked up on it and contacted me about doing a story.
    This is the article...
    Last edited by HangingKayaker; 03-06-2013 at 17:43.

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    The link in your post isn't working. That's great that you got media coverage of your hammock camping adventure.

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    Media coverage of a hanging!!!

    Ha. That's your email. Fix link though. I would like to see the article.

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    Sorry, trying to figure out how to attach the article (pdf).

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    I already watched that vid...I enjoyed a lot.
    Maybe you can just link to the paper's online article??
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    Re: Media coverage of a hanging!!!

    Tagged to read the article...
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    Re: Media coverage of a hanging!!!

    Now it says the owner must give permission to access it. Requested.

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    Media coverage of a hanging!!!

    The link is restricted access

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    Sorry. Trying to get a pdf posted here and not having much luck. And I can't link to the newspaper because you need a paid subscription!!
    Anyways, here's the article which included a photo of my set up.

    Lac La Biche Post February 26, 2013

    Winter hammock camper hangs out at Churchill
    There is no one else at the camp site. The only sounds are the rus- tling of his winter clothes as he snow shoes through the park in search of a perfect spot. It’s cold.
    Like thousands of other outdoor enthusiasts, Scott Daniels loves camping at Lac La Biche’s Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. Unlike most others, however, the Edmonton man is doing it in the winter. Daniels was camping in the park over the Feb. 9 weekend— temperatures hit -20 degrees cel- cius—almost 40 degrees below what most people would consider pleas- ant camping weather. But Daniels doesn’t mind. In fact, the outdoor adventurer set out with this unique camping gear to brave the weath- er—a hammock.
    “Unlike a tent, where you are sleeping on the ground, you are actually suspended between trees,” he said. “The equipment really gears itself towards staying warm in cold weather.”
    Daniels regretted not bringing his “sock” along after waking up in the freezing weather.
    “A sock is a big liner that goes around the whole [hammock],” he said. “It increases the temperature anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees.”
    Daniels has already done three hammock camping trips this winter, with one or two more planned. He
    says that he likes to vary his loca- tions and explore new areas of the province, and this trip brought him to Lac La Biche.
    “We are always looking for differ- ent places to go. You sometimes just get the urge to go and sit around a campfire,” said Daniels. “It’s kind of neat being out in the park. We did some snowshoeing and went around on the trails.”
    Daniels has some tips for those who are thinking of venturing out in to the woods with a hammock.
    “It’s just a new thing and it isn’t that big here in Canada yet. It’s gaining popularity, so don’t fear it,” he said. “It’s easy enough to do and there are certainly lots of places to get information about doing it.”
    He says that although the sport isn’t too popular in Canada yet, it has been gaining traction in the United States.
    “They obviously have better weather there, so they can do it year round - especially in the southern states,” he said.
    Daniels suggests visiting ham- mockforums.com for more informa- tion on hanging out. It’s where he got his info on the unusual past time. He even dehydrates his own food for his trips, but says that it is just as effective to get store bought.
    He also wanted to say that when camping, one of the most important things is to leave with what you brought.

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    Nice article! Now you're famous.

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