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View Poll Results: Head in or Head out?

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  • I sleep with my head in

    30 42.86%
  • I sleep with my head out.

    20 28.57%
  • If there's a loft - I'm there.

    11 15.71%
  • Shelters are lame, I would never stay in one.

    16 22.86%
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    Default Hokey Pokey Shelter Poll

    You put your head in , or your head out?
    Do you sleep in the loft - is that what you're about?

    Ok, so I'm having a debate with a fellow hiker who said most people sleep with their heads facing OUT, I say facing IN to the back wall.

    What's your opinion, and the pros and cons of either.

    PS - Multiple choices available.
    Last edited by Smile; 12-18-2007 at 22:22.
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    Head in - less exposure to the wind and at least the bears will grab your feet instead of your head.
    You can never appreciate the shade of a tree unless you sweat in the sun.-- Author Unknown

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    I sleep with my head in toward the back wall. I'd rather someone step on my feet than my face in the middle of the night.

    BTW: Lone Wolf, we already know you don't sleep in shelters. This should have been an option in the original question.
    Last edited by Bearpaw; 12-18-2007 at 22:22.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearpaw View Post

    BTW: Lone Wolf, we already know you don't sleep in shelters. This should have been an option in the original question.
    i wasn't gonna say a word

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    Both of the previous reasons are the reasopns why head is at the back wall when I sleep in the shelter and on the floor. doesn't count for when I hang in the shelter.

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    LW; Well, I was going to quote you, but I just put it a different way out of respect for any copyright violations
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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    i wasn't gonna say a word
    I'm glad they added the option.
    If people spent less time being offended and more time actually living, we'd all be a whole lot happier!

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    The few times I've spent in shelters I try to sleep with my feet to the wall. Mice like to run along the walls.
    Hokey Pokey

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    Summertime head out, mice at back wall, more air flow

    wintertime, head in: no mice, less air flow

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    Don't you start with your head in then put your head out, then put your head in again, then out again?

    Then shake it all about? Is there a set time for the shaking, like a big group shake, or do you just shake whenever you are ready?

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    shaking is after # 1, wiping is after # 2

    more than 3 shakes is considered playing though.....

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    T M I.
    Last edited by Smile; 12-19-2007 at 01:48.
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    only stay in shelters in extremely bad weather...ALWAYS head out.

    Top Ten Reasons To Sleep In A Shelter With Your Head Out.

    10. Mice run along walls.
    9. Easy to sit up w/o hitting my head on the roof.
    8. Not walking over my stuff to get into my bag.
    7. Not breathing shelter dust.
    6. Looking out at the stars when I turn over.
    5. Always knowing immediately when the weather comes into the shelter instead of when it soaks through to my legs and feet.
    4. Putting my pack under my feet where it is not out in the weather.
    3. Easy to get out in the night to pee.
    2. Keeping my head from being stepped on because it is high enough for everyone to stand erect.
    1. Fresh air to breath when everyone farts.

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    The loft would be my LAST choice. I hate spiders.

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    Head-out, gotta see whats going on!!

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    I would stay in one in the winter, alone with the critters. The loft sounds splendid, or the back of the shelter perhaps, with the spindrifts, as the wind howls through the night and chases the moon across the fields and through the trees.


    In an Old Barn

    Tons upon tons the brown-green fragrant hay
    O'erbrims the mows beyond the time-warped eaves,
    Up to the rafters where the spider weaves,
    Though few flies wander his secluded way.
    Through a high chink one lonely golden ray,
    Wherein the dust is dancing, slants unstirred.
    In the dry hush some rustlings light are heard,
    Of winter-hidden mice at furtive play.

    Far down, the cattle in their shadowed stalls,
    Nose-deep in clover fodder's meadowy scent,
    Forget the snows that whelm their pasture streams,
    The frost that bites the world beyond their walls.
    Warm housed, they dream of summer, well content
    In day-long contemplation of their dreams.

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    Only stay in extreme weather, I'm an innie!
    E-Z---"from sea to shining sea''

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    I've only used a shelter once - many years ago - winds were about 60 MPH and the rain was pounding. I was supposed to be on a day hike so wasn't really prepared for sleeping - did have a poncho-tarp and large emergency blanket. I was the only one there so I slept about 2/3 of the way back parallel to the door and covered the opening part way with my tarp. Still had trouble with the mice. Never say never, but it would take more than 60 MPH wind with pounding rain to get me to sleep in a shelter again.

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    Which way I sleep depends on the weather. If it's nice I like to sleep with my head closest to the open side. Then the worse the weather is the farther I try to get from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabasco View Post
    shaking is after # 1, wiping is after # 2

    more than 3 shakes is considered playing though.....
    When you shake more than 3 times, god kills a kitten.

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