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    What was wrong with me

    I purchased a dream hammock /Raven and finally had an opportunity to test it out on a three day camping trip. Why have I been wasting my time for sleeping on the ground. I have never been as comfortable camping as in that Hammock. The only issue I had is I was the last one that wanted to get out of up in the morning.

    Why do people sleep on the ground?

    I have seen the light

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    Welcome. It appears you will need to plan another trip to ponder that question thoroughly.

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    New Member BanjerDan's Avatar
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    Yes, the Raven is about as comfortable as they come.

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    Some of us are just slower to the air than others but the important part is you made it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4magnuson View Post
    ...The only issue I had is I was the last one that wanted to get out of up in the morning...

    ...Why do people sleep on the ground?
    I have that problem also, so I solo hike a lot, LOL.

    Frankly, I think I'll find the answer to world peace before I think of something for your other question.
    "I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe... ?"
    - Kate Chopin

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    I know the feeling. I had a 70% complete DIY for overv3 years. I can't even count how many scout trip I went on in that time still on the ground.
    Finally got airborne last week.

    Congrats!

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    Welcome to the higher side. We're typically are more comfortable...

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    Wait till your surrounded by downy goodness with a TQ/UQ
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    I have also had my inaugural hammock trip recently...four nights in the air. I had better sleep than I usually do on the ground, especially compared to the usual first couple of nights I'm in a tent. I am running into back problems/pain though due to an old injury which may drive me back to ground if I can't sort it out....so there are reasons for going to ground, even if they are few and far between.

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    I skipped the air mat. I did a DIY Costco under quilt. It was wonderful. As far as the top quilt I have a very light weight down sleeping bag. It worked very well.

    I have a week in the boundary waters coming up. Both of my kids are going to try hammocks also. We hope to test them out in the next week or so.

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