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    During my Wood badge course this past week, my patrol decided to sleep under the stars as a patrol. I had very cheap gear along and was hesitant but willing to give it a try. I was not, however, willing to sleep on the ground. My hammock was in my car and so were a couple of blue wallyworld pads and a poncho.
    Thanks to the info picked up here, my old hand tied string hammock took me to -2 F. I had no tarp but we selected a low spot so wind was not a factor.
    One 40* bag and an Ozark trail artic bag were all I had for overquilts. Since we headed out at roughly midnight to set up I did not use the poncho as a garlington insulator, but that was definitely a back-up plan. Bailing out was an option too as we were only a couple hundred yards from our quarters.

    Thanks to everyone for their willingness to share info and techniques. I was the only one without a stiff back the next morning.

    The boys in the troop are going to be drooling over the old farts patch at the next meeting.

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    That is wonderfully awesome and cool........
    Way to show 'em.
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    Forgot to mention the location:
    Camp Wilderness near Park Rapids, Mn
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    Great story! You never would have planned to spend a -2 degF with that equipment, but you made it work!
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    goes to show you, you should always have a hammock handy congrats and w ay to show them the light.
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    Way to go, Steene! Just 2 WM pads under you at -2? Impressive!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steene View Post
    Thanks to the info picked up here, my old hand tied string hammock took me to -2 F.
    Way to go, Steene!
    I'm glad its not that cold out when I visit Minnesota every September!
    "Courage Grows Strong at a Wound" - Stewart Clan Motto

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