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    Thanks Cosmic,

    Look forward to the pictures and possible new site.

    Gil
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    Western Mass Chilly !!!

    Nighthauk, Cosmic Camper and Country Roads,

    Good luck tonight on your hangs.

    I believe if the temps (even ambient temps) get down to what they're talking about, ie., -12 F give or take, you'll all break your personal bests.

    With the windchill thrown in, -25 to -35, it will be awhile before you're faced with those temps again.

    Let us know tomorrow how you make out. What worked, what didn't work, etc..... Also, above all else, stay safe. If it isn't working, there's no need to stick it out at the risk of hypothermia or frostbite. Just not worth it. Go to school on what didn't work and fix it for the next time.

    If it does work, let us all know how you were set up so we can go to school on your experience.

    All the best !
    Gil
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    Hey Gil thanks for the well wishes, but Cosmic was too cozy in the house so we didn't do it. I probably would have tried if I could hang right outside my house but there are no trees...so we chickened out...bummer

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    My hang was very successful during my hang. I believe it got down to roughly -10*. I have a video coming. I fell asleep some where around 11pm. Woke up somewhere around 2:30 to a cold nose. I put a neoprene face mask on, listened to some coyotes howling about 100 yards away. Really cool. Fell back asleep and woke back up about 7:30am.
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    No worries Country and Cosmic. Another time maybe.

    Nighthauk, I was about the same. -11. At 0630 I was uncomfortable. Not cold mind you, but I could feel it coming on. I ended up getting up shortly after that and making some hot coffee. All in all the gear held up great.

    See you Friday.

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    Hey Western Massers - I wanted to *bump* this thread (like a volleyball) back to the top... because I'm gettin' itchy!

    Would anyone like to plan a little campage for the weekend of the 22nd or the following weekend (3/2/14)? Lithia Springs (or somewhere else) is screaming to me at the top of it's anthropomorphic lungs!

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    Tripod, where did your post go? Cosmic and I were just talking about a one nighter at Lithia springs, trying to work out which night...

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    So it's official. Cosmic and I will be hanging at Lithia Springs this coming Saturday night. March 15. Anyone else is welcome to join us. Post any questions.

    And here are some funny videos of Cosmic camper from the last time we were out at Lithia Springs in the fall.




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    Great videos Chelsea and Brian. I got there the next day. Brian was still talking about that spider.

    What a hoot.

    Enjoy your trip this week-end. See you at the Spring Swing.

    All the best !
    Gil
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    That trip was crazy. We hiked in at like 10 pm and almost got hit by one of those little diesel ATVs that was blazing down the gravel path. Cosmic couldn't find his headlamp so he carried one of those giant mag lights. We got lost and didn't bring any water because we thought we were going to be right on the water, turns out we were really close to the water and just didn't know it, and about a 2 min walk from where we had actually intended to camp...we had fun though.

    I know it's late notice but I hope some other HF people can join us!

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