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    18 in Alabama tonight in my diy

    I know it's not cold to the folks way north but 18 is cacc oooo llld in alabama. In my diy winter setup. All good till I took finger out to txt. Lol
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    Bama Man's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
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    Fort Payne, Al
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    Hang in there brother! It's 12 out here on Lookout mountain just a few miles south of Fort Payne. Good luck to ya!!!!
    Hello from Lookout Mountain in N.E. Alabama,home of Little River Canyon National Preserve- The deepest gorge East of the Mississippi.

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    18 is plenty cold. Good luck let us know how it went in the morning.
    O&B
    May your mileage in the backcountry exceed your post count.

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    I made it

    I made it better than I thought I would. My issue wasn't with cold as much as with comfort. with the under quilt and pod on my lower half I wasn't able to get turned to get flat. I had the ridge pressure under my lower legs unless I put one in and crossed the other on top. I did use the ccf pad with wool blanket between my layers. no cold or cool spots at all. Im sure the tarp is helpful staked low and close but I do miss not being able to see around me like when its in porch mode. hearing critters and stuff walking around close by is a little unnerving when you cant see what they are. The sound of coyotes close around me at night especially gives me the willies. Not that I would ever harm one of the little darlings but If I had to I wouldn't want to blow a hole in my tarp.

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    OutandBack's Avatar
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    Congrats on your new PB. I did not see a pod in your picts.
    That would suck to not be able to lay diaginal. Tuning our hammock kits never ends.
    thank for the report.
    O&B
    May your mileage in the backcountry exceed your post count.

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    It was four to six degrees when I left Decatur yesterday morning, depending o what news cast you listened to. Man way....................................too cold

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    Glad you got a chance to enjoy this unusual frozen spell that we have here in the south. I thought about trying to hang while it was below freezing, but bronchitis kept me indoors. Since it is south Alabama, I may not get a similar chance before I die.

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    I had to try the bad cold so I can invite the Eskimos down here in august when it's 104 with 97% humidity. I can at least swap misery tales about the time I hung in the deep freeze. Lol

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    Dec 2012
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    I did a 21 degree night last week, but below that....yeah right....not me.
    Glad your rig worked and you survived.

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    This has been a great year to test cold weather gear.

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