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    Senior Member Hangin' Burrito's Avatar
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    Hangin' in 70mph wind!!!

    Well......It was an interesting night.
    I got in my hammock at around 11:00pm, and the wind here in western NC was just a howling then. The weather people said 60-70mph gusts were expected! I heard the calling!
    I have my set-up hooked to a post on my deck and the other end to a big Hickory tree just off the deck. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous.

    At around 1:00am I heard my tarp really flapping in the wind so I peeked my head out and saw that it had come loose from the deck. I had previously bought a 12 X 16 HD tarp, and put it over the ridgeline and brought it all the way to the deck and attached it, creating a hut.

    I got out and reattached it and climbed back in just as this monster blast came. It actually caused me to flinch with my arms raising over my head!

    After I came to grips to either lay there in fear or enjoy this evening in the hammock rollercoaster I was O.K. So I decided to enjoy it. I went up & down in the sway and really did have fun.

    Throw caution to the wind, and decide to have some fun!
    "Is this the best you've got?!!" (Shortoff Mtn., Linville Gorge 2010)

    "Life is tough.....it's even tougher if you're stupid!".....(John Wayne)

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    there's material here for a theme park thrill ride I'm thinking
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    Dang HB ... that's a wild ride! So did the wife give you "the look"?

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


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    "the look"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Dang HB ... that's a wild ride! So did the wife give you "the look"?
    So this is not an abberant phenomenon that happens in my household when I tell the wife I'm going to sleep out in the hammock when it,s 10-20f out with the wind howling and the snow blowing sideways? I tell her I'd rather test out in the side lot and find out what works or doesn't rather than find out when I'm camping. I get the "sure honey whatever you like" with the squierd sideways eyebrows and condensending look like (right after I call the little men with the white coats and comfy jacket for you) that kind of look??

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    A new King of something

    All hail King Burrito! New lord of the extreme sway!
    Now down on your knees dawgs! (especially You...Cannibil)
    I said...down on your knees dawgs!

    So sorry sire...it's seems that your most loyal subject Cannibil has put some sort of spell on them, and they won't respond to your wishes.
    Shall I call for your just returned court jester....Hawk-eye ... and tell Shug to hit the road toad?
    I could tell him that it just wasn't working out ...or maybe lie to him one more time ...he wouldn't know the diff. anyways, and yes...he'll probably cry again.

    PS sure do love these smileys.

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    Well, apparently you and your tarp survived, so this should ratchet up my confidence with tarps in severe wind! The wind chill would have been horrific, so I suppose you also managed to block this wind pretty well with your tarp.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newzy View Post
    So this is not an abberant phenomenon that happens in my household when I tell the wife I'm going to sleep out in the hammock when it,s 10-20f out with the wind howling and the snow blowing sideways? I tell her I'd rather test out in the side lot and find out what works or doesn't rather than find out when I'm camping. I get the "sure honey whatever you like" with the squierd sideways eyebrows and condensending look like (right after I call the little men with the white coats and comfy jacket for you) that kind of look??
    That'd be the look ...

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    Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." ... B.Franklin


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    Wow! Were you able to sleep at all? And if you did, how did you like Munchkinland when you woke up. That's alotta wind!
    Exercise, eat right, die anyway -- Country Roads bumper sticker
    Fall seven times, standup eight. -- Japanese Proverb

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    70 mph-Is this a new record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin' Burrito View Post
    Well......It was an interesting night.
    I got in my hammock at around 11:00pm, and the wind here in western NC was just a howling then. The weather people said 60-70mph gusts were expected! I heard the calling!
    I have my set-up hooked to a post on my deck and the other end to a big Hickory tree just off the deck. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous.

    At around 1:00am I heard my tarp really flapping in the wind so I peeked my head out and saw that it had come loose from the deck. I had previously bought a 12 X 16 HD tarp, and put it over the ridgeline and brought it all the way to the deck and attached it, creating a hut.

    I got out and reattached it and climbed back in just as this monster blast came. It actually caused me to flinch with my arms raising over my head!

    After I came to grips to either lay there in fear or enjoy this evening in the hammock rollercoaster I was O.K. So I decided to enjoy it. I went up & down in the sway and really did have fun.

    Throw caution to the wind, and decide to have some fun!
    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    there's material here for a theme park thrill ride I'm thinking
    Is'nt that how Walt started

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Dang HB ... that's a wild ride! So did the wife give you "the look"?
    No, she just said," Are you outta your mind!"

    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    Wow! Were you able to sleep at all? And if you did, how did you like Munchkinland when you woke up. That's alotta wind!
    Not a whole lotta sleep, but what a ride! I think I did see Toto though

    Quote Originally Posted by turnerminator View Post
    70 mph-Is this a new record?
    I hope so, that way someone has a goal!
    "Is this the best you've got?!!" (Shortoff Mtn., Linville Gorge 2010)

    "Life is tough.....it's even tougher if you're stupid!".....(John Wayne)

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