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    Member joefbtg28's Avatar
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    CO>Denver>Late April: Snowy Hang

    This is just my second hang in my new WBBB. I was with my roomate and a few tent campers as well. Before I post the pics here are a few things I learned:
    1) Could have had my tarp angles steeper due to the cold
    2) Could have brought my tarp lower to the ground due to the cold and wind protection
    3) Seems to me the trees closer to the 12ft range were easier for adjusting your hammock as long as your tarp fits the gap. This was due to being able to hang the suspension lower and thus having it more easily adjustable on the shorter tree gap.
    The deeper you bury snow anchors the longer it will take you to dig them out
    4) Reflectix is awesome

    We had gotten over a foot of snow in the last couple of weeks, so I intended it to be snowy. I did not intend for there to be this much snow! We hardly got into the campsite with my Subaru and had to wait for the snow to soften up in the morning on the way out. Other than that we had a great time. Daytime temps were around 35-45, and I am guessing night got down to low 20's or teens.

    The biggest hassle was trying to find dry wood in the deep snow. Thankfully we had most of the afternoon to get set up and were able to put together a nice camp. We also spent plenty of time building snow walls, as we did not know how windy it would get that night.

    For insulation we both used DIY underquilts made out of sleeping bags with shock cord (Have my HG Phoenix 20 on order!), a reflectix sleeping pad, and sleeping bags (HG burrow 20).

    Here are the Pics:

    My Mamajamba tarp with pullouts


    Back side pullouts and snow wall


    View of my hang from camp




    View from inside the tarp


    My WBBB without tarp

    Now for my roomates Hennessy setup:

    What a snow wall!










    his tarp tensioner setup


    another look at the snow wall

    Random Stuff:

    My Suby in the snow


    Not the best place to be with a broken ankle, and his Allroad in the back

    Hope you all enjoy checking out the pics as much as I liked the hang!
    Last edited by joefbtg28; 04-22-2013 at 11:59.

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    breyman's Avatar
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    Nice pics, thanks for sharing! Where'd you go for this one?
    Brian
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    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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    That is one fine bit of Piney Woods you have there. Thanks for the pics!
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

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    Member joefbtg28's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by breyman View Post
    Nice pics, thanks for sharing! Where'd you go for this one?
    Breyman,
    I don't want to post the location up because this specific camping area is not very busy and I would like to keep it that way . However, coming from an old life scout I would be happy to PM you the location if you wanted to bring your troop up there for a camp out!

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    Where did you stick your reflectix?

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    Member joefbtg28's Avatar
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    Reflectix

    Quote Originally Posted by 1csleptonkayak View Post
    Where did you stick your reflectix?
    I have the WBBB double. So I put it in between the hammock layers like you would a sleeping pad. $10 for a roll can't be beat! Great stuff.

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    hmm, I wasn't invited...jerks.


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    Member joefbtg28's Avatar
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    Stupid Me

    So, just realized I didn't post this in the trip reports section. Does anyone know how I can move this thread? Admins please move to Trip Reports if you see this...

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