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    First Hammock outing

    Decided to try out the hammock on Lake Murray this weekend! First hammock campout for me and Big Canoe! we took my son and his 2 and hiked down to Sandy Beach (Bundrick Island) on Lake Murray. It was a blast! Did learn you need more than 2 stakeouts on the tarp when the lake wind picks up. Getting pummeled by the tarp at 3 am is a rude awakening! the boys had to ground dwell this time, which made none of the 3 real happy. Kept it simple, hotdogs and s'mores over an open fire. My buddy's 6 year old said it best on Monday morning..."Can we do this every weekend!"

    ps: tried out my new dutch clips and the worked great! Instead of sewing them on, I put a thin o-ring around the strap near the clip to keep it from falling off when handling. Don't know if it was neccesary though. Found out 16' straps are a little long for many applications!
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    You gave the kids a wonderful gift and of course had fun yourself. Time to get them some hammocks!

    Nice sunrise/set?
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    That is a right goodie........
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    Sounds like yall had a lot of fun. How big is that island area?

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    The entire island is 100+ acres. There are pretty much 3 distinct beach areas where people swim, party, camp. We camped at the most prominent jut out into the main lake this time.

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    Sounds like someone will be buying or making new hammocks soon! Great memories with their dads ... most excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Sounds like someone will be buying or making new hammocks soon! Great memories with their dads ... most excellent.
    Yep! My son keeps after me for one. I keep eyeballing on of them there Blackbirds and then he can borrow my ENO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbank View Post
    My buddy's 6 year old said it best on Monday morning..."Can we do this every weekend!"
    Man, that's GREAT ! Glad you had a good time !

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