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    I have used my Catoma down to -20. That's pretty wintery. Sure, it won't do Everest basecamp, but that's just an absurd argument you threw out there to cover the other absurd argument you posted before that.

    I take the extra weight because I do this to practice survival in the wilderness. Me and my camping friends intentionally camp in the worst weather, we seek it out so we can learn all we can about surviving in those elements. I don;t mind the extra weight because I am a fat, overfed American who can use the exercise (as can most of you!)

    this isn't the Camping Enthusiasts forum, it is the Wilderness Survival Forum. If you only camp in perfect 2-season weather then you are in the wrong forum.
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    Well, I guess I'll have to find another forum. Seems you have all the answers. By the way, I saw nothing absurd in either of his posts.

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    Yeah, I guess we have all been wasting our time.......
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    Temperature has nothing to do with it. I don't take a tent when I winter camp. I just bring the ol' gortex bivy and throw my -25F bag inside. It won't rain on me .... it's -20F.

    If you are intentionally camping in the worst weather to learn if you can survive... why do you have a tent? This is the Wilderness Survival Forum, not the camping with tents enthusiasts forum.
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    True dat.......we all have been thrashing around in the wilderness for years, and years.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by finallyME View Post
    Temperature has nothing to do with it. I don't take a tent when I winter camp. I just bring the ol' gortex bivy and throw my -25F bag inside. It won't rain on me .... it's -20F.

    If you are intentionally camping in the worst weather to learn if you can survive... why do you have a tent? This is the Wilderness Survival Forum, not the camping with tents enthusiasts forum.
    I've winter camped like that several times. Leaving the tent behind can save a lot of weight but then again I throw everything into a sled and haul it anyhow, easier on the knees. Tempts you to being more and heavier gear too though.

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