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    Quote Originally Posted by jblaser View Post
    I am 65 and can't sleep comfortably on the ground anymore. My WBRR is my savior.

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    I very much want to try out a bridge, and the RR is going to be the one, I think, some day

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    JRB is supposed to be coming out with UL bridge hammock but I have no ETA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrewd View Post
    I very much want to try out a bridge, and the RR is going to be the one, I think, some day
    After many years of sleeping on the ground with all kinds of pads and a cot when canoe camping, I started with a cheap gathered-end hammock about a year ago just to see if I liked being off the ground. I slept much better so during last winter I tried to learn as much about hammock camping as I could. I decided on the RR and it has been great. I sleep better in it than in my bed. I have used a pad with this year but will be going to an UQ next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrewd View Post
    How often did you go to ground, in shelters or otherwise?

    I remember feeling intense envy when my friends just blew up tiger pads and called it done for the day. More so on a cold wet morning when all they did was pack their pad and were ready to go and I had my whole hammock kit to deal with.

    Still, I never found myself wanting to use the pad unless it was ****** out, and then every time the shelters were packed by 4
    23 Nights were spent in shelters and one night in Lake of the Clouds Hut. However, blowing up the mattress was never fun! Lol. Leaving the Shelter was a little quicker, but you had to be quiet and work around others still sleeping, which delayed departure time. I always was more rested after sleeping in the Hammock so packing the whole kit wasn’t to bad to deal with. Understand what you are saying though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbolt View Post
    23 Nights were spent in shelters and one night in Lake of the Clouds Hut. However, blowing up the mattress was never fun! Lol. Leaving the Shelter was a little quicker, but you had to be quiet and work around others still sleeping, which delayed departure time. I always was more rested after sleeping in the Hammock so packing the whole kit wasn’t to bad to deal with. Understand what you are saying though.
    Oh yeah I mean I felt the envy but it was the laziness of it that appealed to me.

    I greatly preferred my hammock over any shelter or bunk

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    "Also I can't begin to explain how pleasant it was to drink hot coffee, eat breakfast, and read in the morning without ever getting out of bed."

    please go into more detail on this!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbaghiker View Post
    "Also I can't begin to explain how pleasant it was to drink hot coffee, eat breakfast, and read in the morning without ever getting out of bed."

    please go into more detail on this!!
    Well when you’re in the hammock you can reposition yourself and reach down to the ground to set your stuff up. If you’re a true master of laziness, ala shug, you sip coffee from a recliner position.

    For me, usually once I got to the point where it was time to eat I’d get my legs out and sit like I was in an easy chair with my top quilt over my shoulders and my butt nice and toasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrewd View Post
    Well when you’re in the hammock you can reposition yourself and reach down to the ground to set your stuff up. If you’re a true master of laziness, ala shug, you sip coffee from a recliner position.

    For me, usually once I got to the point where it was time to eat I’d get my legs out and sit like I was in an easy chair with my top quilt over my shoulders and my butt nice and toasty
    Morning routine in the hammock is something I need to work on. Might need to practice in the backyard a few times. ****.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TxAggie View Post
    Morning routine in the hammock is something I need to work on. Might need to practice in the backyard a few times. ****.
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    Me too. Figure I have to get out to get my food bag.. At that point.. I am up and at em' . If I am spending day at camp, then sure I will lounge around.. But if I am planning on hiking.. Then I have to get going soon

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