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Great! I'm glad to see you doing this test. Very few people do it. They show pretty pictures of all their new gear and think they are well equipped. Even if you don't succeed in your first attempt, you will learn where the weaknesses are. This cold weather is the time to test it. Here it is 10 degrees and with the wind chill well below zero.
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If you're not ready to go out, don't go out, bro. Don't let us push you to do something you don't feel comfortable doing. If we're being honest, it sounds like you aren't ready to go out. Aint no shame in that!

I learned a LOT in my own back yard. Lotta gear testing happened in my back yard. Specifically, testing different shelter combinations to see what worked.

Don't listen to all these pogues who want to call you a couch commando because you "only slept in your back yard". These types of guys are lost and hollow inside, and need something prideful to cling to in order to give their lives meaning.

Don't discredit the back yard, it can teach you many things, as well as provide you immediate relief once you've learned the lessons you need to learn.
Aint no shame in setting up in the backyard. Especially if it is your first time testing out equipment. It would actually be very smart to test your equipment out in your backyard first then head to the woods. Ive been backpacking for years and I always test out shelter and sleep systems in my backyard before heading to the backcountry.
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In the yard pfft, our newest tent my GF and I camped out in the living room for two days lol
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Ditto on the back yard testing. I never use a shelter, bag, or tarp that I haven't home tested for a night. It sucks to find out about shortcomings when it's too late.

In the military, I served on mountaineering & snow mobile teams. We typically did an equipment shakeout (movement and bivouac) at the start of every winter season. Usually within sight of our unit facilities. Gave folks the opportunity to swap out or exchange failing items or concepts. We practiced all aspects of shelter erection, stove operation, water procurement, cooking, sleeping, and sanitation routine...before going out to the wilds. Occasionally did that standing on green grass during still warm and sunny fall days...

Rehearsals. They're important.
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Awesome! Would love to someday! Coldest place I've ever lived in was Wisconsin for a couple of years. Warmest, Arizona.
Later this year, I plan to take trips around the states to meet up with members here and have overnights, then post pics.
The only place I haven't been to or worked at is the Pacific Northwest. Other than that, I've lived at every corner of the
states and in the midwest & southwest.
How about a trip Downunder, for TSGOA's annual meet-up in April? Now THAT would be pretty special for you.
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How about a trip Downunder, for TSGOA's annual meet-up in April? Now THAT would be pretty special for you.
Yes to this post and to your original post!

As I've stated at TSGOA, it's on my bucket list to head down there, get in some dirt time, swap war stories and
enjoy your beautiful homeland. And you'll have to come to Puerto Rico where I can show you some of the most
beautiful tropical rain forests you'll ever see. April would be too soon for me brother, but I won't wait for a meet
up to head out there after that. I'll just come on my own. I already started pricing tickets weeks ago so I could
begin to get my ducks in a row. I'm going to meet up with my fellow yanks first as our schedules will allow.
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And for the record gents, didn't go out tonight either.
Didn't make it back home until 7 tonight. I'll get it.
I'll just surprise you with pics instead of posts when I do
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I have an ex-girlfriend (still friends) who lives in a very cold area. I was trying to convince her a couple of years ago, that she was not adequately prepared for either a power outage or a bug out situation with her then current sleeping bag (she showed me it was rated for minus 30 F). I talked her into testing it on her deck and she did it at about 10 below (if my memory serves me right). She lasted an hour and a half and now has several bags she can rely on.

As advised above, don't be hesitant to try your gear in your back yard.
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It's 5:03am. I can't sleep.


We've finally got rid of these near 70 degree days and 50 degree nights and FINALLY I'm looking
at a sub-teen night! 11 degrees promised for tomorrow night! I'm an excited boy right now.
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It's 5:03am. I can't sleep.


We've finally got rid of these near 70 degree days and 50 degree nights and FINALLY I'm looking
at a sub-teen night! 11 degrees promised for tomorrow night! I'm an excited boy right now.

Eleven degrees here too and windy. Light snow expected. I'm stayin' home.
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Weather here calls for an increasing chance of darkness long toward evening.
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