My Gear and Packing it

Well, as promised, here is a video of my gear.  A quick break down and then packing it up.
It’s in two parts and I hope the quality is ok.
I will be posting a gear list in the near future with a link on the blog
Just a note on weight.  The base weight (no food or water) of this load is 23 lbs.  I do not skimp on comfort and warmth.
Like I have I said in the past, I am not a gram weenie.  I shave weight because I want be comfortable when I hike.
This load also includes the winter clothing that I will have for the next couple months.
This weight fluctuates by about 3 lbs in the summer.
If you have any questions, please ask.

Enjoy the Videos.
Have a Great Scouting Day!
Part 1


Part 2

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2 thoughts on “My Gear and Packing it

  1. Wow! Hammock’ing in the winter. I’ve heard great things about it in the summer, but not so much in the winter. What are the extremes of conditions you face in the winter? It seems like the exposure to air temperatures and wind/snow in the winter would push a hammock to its limits. Do you find it’s harder to stay warm?

    Also, I must have missed it – which specific BA bag do you use?

    • Not hard to stay warm, just have to be prepared. There are different ways to keep warm. I use a Reflectix pad, it radiates 90% of your body heat back to you. I also use my winter sleeping bag rated at 0 degrees. Under it I put a stadium blanket. Those layers keep me warm. My hammock is a double layer hammock, so that takes away the wind issues. Another way to reduce the wind/elements is how the tarp is pitched.
      My Big Agnes bag is the BA Encampment. It is reated at 15 degrees. I have the insulated matress that goes with it, but have not used it in the hammock.
      Winter in the Northwest is cold and wet if you are not on the mountain. On the Mountain it is cold and cold.
      There are many techniques for camping in the winter with your hammock. A great place to learn more is http://www.hammockforums.net. I have learned a lot from the folks on the forums. It is a different style of camping, but the comfort is worth it all to me.

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