For this weekend, the weather forecast was somewhere between -10 & -15 celsius during the night, and during the daytime sunny.
The plan was to try some more ice fishing.
Here is my gear for the trip, with a total weight (including drinks and food) 20 kg.
(I had way too much food… 4 soups, 2 breads, cheese, bacon, 2 pork steaks, 2 pizza’s)
Honza picked up Martin, and then me, and after a 1.5 hour drive we parked the car next to a pub. I have been in this location before, and this was an excellent starting point.
So we “warmed” up by having 2 beers each.
The sky was quite clear and we had no need of light, since the moon and the snow made everything very visible. Once we found the lake where we planned to do some ice fishing, we started with a fire for our late evening meal.
In my case pork steak & pizza.
Here is my setup for that night (and the following). I slept in my winter sleeping bag, and around the hammock I had another old old sleeping bag.
(I made a hole in the end of it, sewn a channel and put some elastic drawstring in the channel so I could close it up) Together with a bottle of water this kept me perfectly fine the whole night during -20 celsius.
I do a lot of hammock camping, and I believe I have a quite comfortable and quick setup now. Martin and Honza on the other hand are quite new to it, and still are playing around with what works best for them.. Here a quick peak on their setups.
Honza’s setup (on the right side), he forgot his hammock (he told me when he picked me up, so I ran upstairs and got him my DIY double layer). During the setting up part, he found also out that he forgot pegs and rope, so I gave him those as well (I have always some extra with me.)
During the previous day, and the morning we checked several times the lines, but without any success.
So after breakfast, we packed up and started to go direction the car again.
Honza his backpack from behind, he could not be bothered to pack his sleeping bags properly so just rolled them up and stowed them in the black plastic bag.