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#126675 - 01/11/10 08:28 PM First trip this weekend, wish me luck.
bmwrider Offline
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Registered: 07/31/08
Posts: 94
Loc: Michigan, just N of detroit
I'm a backpacker and winter camper, this is the first time I have combined them, I have tested the gear in the backyard already this winter and now its time to do an over night trip this weekend, I'm in a club and have others going along there will be I think about 24 of us (the club has over 450 members)so it should be a good time and a chance to work out all the bugs for the 3 day trip farther away next month, tarp first night quinzee building the next day and hike back the flowing day. I will tell you all about it and post pics, enjoy the snow and stay warm.

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#126686 - 01/12/10 12:03 AM Re: First trip this weekend, wish me luck. [Re: bmwrider]
Cesar Offline
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Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 217
Loc: El Paso, TX
Im curious how the quinzee works out. Hope you have a bag stays dry, Ive read that can be a problem in snow shelters. Anyhow be safe and have fun.
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#126694 - 01/12/10 10:43 AM Re: First trip this weekend, wish me luck. [Re: bmwrider]
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Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 2123
Loc: Meadow Valley, CA
Bring dry clothes, shelter building will be hard and wet.

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#126699 - 01/12/10 12:10 PM Re: First trip this weekend, wish me luck. [Re: hikerduane]
bmwrider Offline
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Registered: 07/31/08
Posts: 94
Loc: Michigan, just N of detroit
The quinzee is next month and I will be using a sled so I'll take extra gear like clothes just for building the quinzee and a dry bag to store them in when I'm done, half of the people in the group are instructors and we have had 3 hr. talks about gear for this season on 4 different days so we are very orginized which is nice.

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#126775 - 01/14/10 01:03 AM Re: First trip this weekend, wish me luck. [Re: bmwrider]
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Registered: 02/28/06
Posts: 1342
Loc: Nevada, USA
My daughter and I slept in a quinzhee years ago when
she was only 12. The temperature that night was -22 F.!! But we were very warm in that shelter on our two sleeping platforms. And it was very quiet inside. No wind or creaking tree noises at all.

You'll love a Quinzhee. Get "Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book"for a LOT of winter camping info and shelter building tips. Only about 25% of the book is on skiing.

Eric
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#126793 - 01/14/10 01:09 PM Re: First trip this weekend, wish me luck. [Re: 300winmag]
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Registered: 10/03/08
Posts: 541
Loc: Minnesota
Have a great time! I'm going out in a couple of weeks and am looking forward to it.
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