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    Member mercop's Avatar
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    Weathered the Storm

    Today for about 45 minutes it stormed like the end of times. Rain and wind, wind and rain. The gutters on the house were overflowing.

    I had my ENO Double set up in the yard (where I sleep) with my USGI bug net over it. All I had over it for weather protection was a USGI Poncho. It was attached at the head and foot, and each side with combo parachute cord/elastic lines. AT the top of the head and foot was tied a sock to stop the line run. I watched off the porch as it blew like a kite. The elastic let the whole thing "breath".

    After it was over I checked an the entire hammock along with my quilts was bone dry

    The USGI Poncho is only 7.5 by 5.5. The custom tarp I have being made is 8.5 X 8.5 so I will have more to work with. Just kind of proud of myself I guess for making what I had work.- George

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    Good job.

    You got the storm that went through here yesterday... It was a doozie for sure. I was sitting on an open cab dozer when it hit.
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    I hate being out in wind...i don't mind the rain..but the wind gets to me...

    i had a tree almost fall on me...misssed me by a few feet a few years ago.,..and this was a big tree....so now i get all freaked out about wind
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    ....so now i get all freaked out about wind
    Isn't it just awesome? I love it

    Mother nature, just 'struttin' her stuff'

    I don't worry much. When you're called... You go!
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    Good show, George! Who is making your new tarp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mercop View Post
    Today for about 45 minutes it stormed like the end of times. Rain and wind, wind and rain. The gutters on the house were overflowing.

    I had my ENO Double set up in the yard (where I sleep) with my USGI bug net over it. All I had over it for weather protection was a USGI Poncho. It was attached at the head and foot, and each side with combo parachute cord/elastic lines. AT the top of the head and foot was tied a sock to stop the line run. I watched off the porch as it blew like a kite. The elastic let the whole thing "breath".

    After it was over I checked an the entire hammock along with my quilts was bone dry
    Any chance of getting a picture of this set up? It would speak volumes as far as letting everyone know just what works in a "real" rainstorm.

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