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Old 02-10-2020, 05:55 AM   #1
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2.5 hours, mylar booties, 23F real feel

just now. actual temp 35F, 15 mph winds, 67%humidity. cotton socks atop the mylar, with the mylar directly on bare feet. A little cold, but all I had to do was wiggle my toes a bit and they'd warm right up. I think that with polypro socks, a pair under and a pair over the mylar, and inside unlaced shoes, inside the double mylar bags, feet will be fine at 20F. Now I have to find out what temps I can handle with the hammock. I can suspend the hammock just a couple of inches from the ground, kick up a pile of debris all around, to keep the wind from blowing under me and not have to mess around with debris in the packs or bags. Could dig a trench if there was no other way out of the wind. Debris tha is not touching you doesn't have to be dry. With the advantage of the clear plastic for when the sun comes up, and/or the hot water bottles, discretely heated by a Dakota fire pit, be able to handle any temps I'll ever see here can handle 0F just by hiking all night, which is the game plan anyway. With this hammock set up, dont need to have the drum liners in the packs, or debris in the drum liners. Just put the emptied-out packs between the mylar bags, in the hammock, as padding and insulation, wear the armor, one drum liner wrapped around each leg, on the outiside of the cammies. Wrap a bugnet bag around each leg, inside of the cammies, Wrap a 3rd drum liner around my chest. Should be able to handle 20F, up in the hammock, as long as I can get enough debris around the lower part of the hammock. CAN dry out debris inside of the bags, in the siitting position, an armful at a time, using the UCO lantern and my body heat. and then stuff said debris between the mylar bags. Can rig the hammock as a slingchair, too, with a hot water bottle at my feet and another at each kidney. :-) with the UCO as a backup. In the seated position, the beeswax candle, between my thighs, makes the mylar too hot in about a minute flat.. Put the UCO outside, snuff it, zip the top of the bag, and be warm enough for 15-20 minutes, even if it is 0F, given the stuffing between the mylar bags.Exercise just as long, then repeat with the UCO. The pair of 9 hour candles will last a week in this manner. That's plenty of time to dig into a hillside or high creek bank., or make a pile of rocks, and /or logs and/or dirt/debris/snow to crawl inside of.
 
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:02 PM   #3
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Garbage bags an candles again, don't you ever get tired of repeating yourself. Why don't you just go crawl back into your spiderhole or won't "wifey" dig you one.
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just now. actual temp 35F, 15 mph winds, 67%humidity. cotton socks atop the mylar, with the mylar directly on bare feet. A little cold, but all I had to do was wiggle my toes a bit and they'd warm right up. I think that with polypro socks, a pair under and a pair over the mylar, and inside unlaced shoes, inside the double mylar bags, feet will be fine at 20F. Now I have to find out what temps I can handle with the hammock. I can suspend the hammock just a couple of inches from the ground, kick up a pile of debris all around, to keep the wind from blowing under me and not have to mess around with debris in the packs or bags. Could dig a trench if there was no other way out of the wind. Debris tha is not touching you doesn't have to be dry. With the advantage of the clear plastic for when the sun comes up, and/or the hot water bottles, discretely heated by a Dakota fire pit, be able to handle any temps I'll ever see here can handle 0F just by hiking all night, which is the game plan anyway. With this hammock set up, dont need to have the drum liners in the packs, or debris in the drum liners. Just put the emptied-out packs between the mylar bags, in the hammock, as padding and insulation, wear the armor, one drum liner wrapped around each leg, on the outiside of the cammies. Wrap a bugnet bag around each leg, inside of the cammies, Wrap a 3rd drum liner around my chest. Should be able to handle 20F, up in the hammock, as long as I can get enough debris around the lower part of the hammock. CAN dry out debris inside of the bags, in the siitting position, an armful at a time, using the UCO lantern and my body heat. and then stuff said debris between the mylar bags. Can rig the hammock as a slingchair, too, with a hot water bottle at my feet and another at each kidney. :-) with the UCO as a backup. In the seated position, the beeswax candle, between my thighs, makes the mylar too hot in about a minute flat.. Put the UCO outside, snuff it, zip the top of the bag, and be warm enough for 15-20 minutes, even if it is 0F, given the stuffing between the mylar bags.Exercise just as long, then repeat with the UCO. The pair of 9 hour candles will last a week in this manner. That's plenty of time to dig into a hillside or high creek bank., or make a pile of rocks, and /or logs and/or dirt/debris/snow to crawl inside of.

what is the longest time you have spent hiking without stopping or resting in the past three years?
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:56 PM   #5
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He never hiked anywhere in his miserable life unless it was to the welfare office.
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:12 PM   #6
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Cotton socks! Cotton socks!!!!

JHC!!!!!

Blended little to no Mother Bleeping cotton or better yet MERINO WOOL!
 
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Double post.

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Old 02-10-2020, 02:14 PM   #8
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:42 PM   #9
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COLD AT 35degrees! What would you do if it got cold! Hell, it is 35 here right now an I have been outside all afternoon with just a flannel shirt on. Toughen up you damm sissy! If you did any real work outside cold wouldn't bother you.
I don't like Winter but does not slow me down. Hell, I worked outside below zero.
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