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    No tarp - my own weather forcefield

    It's official...I generate my own weather forcefield that keeps all precipitation away. Over the past 6 years or so I can only remember one time where I had to hike in the rain. And only a few more where it rained at any point during a trip (usually overnight). Same goes for my upcoming trip which looks absolutely perfect!

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Thursday Night
    A slight chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Friday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

    Friday Night
    Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

    Saturday Night
    Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 52.

    That's crazy. NOT COMPLAINING THOUGH But I would like to get a little more sitting-under-the-tarp-in-the-rain time eventually. This is why I like having two tarps; the lighter hex without doors will definitely come this time.

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    You know you just jinxed yourself... take the tarp with doors.


    This is like saying.. "Gee we haven't hit traffic yet..."





    Gotta admit.. under the tarp in the rain is a special kind of sleep.
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    You wonder why I love to sleep alone, in the woods, in a hammock.. I wonder why you don't...

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    You gotta start selling these. Seriously, 12' with doors at only 0.7 ounce with skins ? Cuben fiber is so last year. You could call it "The Emperor's New Tarp".

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    i don't mind the rain as much as i despise windy days. i've canceled trips because it was too windy (gusts 40+mph, sustained 15+). i'll take rain over wind any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by novasquid View Post
    i don't mind the rain as much as i despise windy days. i've canceled trips because it was too windy (gusts 40+mph, sustained 15+). i'll take rain over wind any day.

    Totally agree with this ^^^
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    Yeah totally jinxed myself now!

    I do feel more susceptible to the wind lately. I think I always do in spring after coming out of winter where I always use my tarp with doors.

    At these temps (35-55) the wind can have a bite; I'm glad it will be on the low side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    That's crazy. NOT COMPLAINING THOUGH But I would like to get a little more sitting-under-the-tarp-in-the-rain time eventually. This is why I like having two tarps; the lighter hex without doors will definitely come this time.
    Come hike in the South for a few days. We've had over 8" of rain this month and climbing. We've not had a rain free weekend this YEAR! We are supposed to have our first sunny weekend of the year this weekend.
    Last edited by TrailSlug; 04-24-2018 at 09:24.

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    I have a brand new, never used, wind checker for sale. Only $100, but I'd let it go for $99.



    You simply apply some moisture to the end of the finger. If it is cold then:



    Nix the trip. Stay home and watch the Pelicans win if the wind is from the south, or the Raptors if the wind is from the north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlTrailDog View Post
    I have a brand new, never used, wind checker for sale. Only $100, but I'd let it go for $99.



    You simply apply some moisture to the end of the finger. If it is cold then:



    Nix the trip. Stay home and watch the Pelicans win if the wind is from the south, or the Raptors if the wind is from the north.
    Would that be a right or left handed wind shifter? How about throwing in a box of grid squares, and we may have a deal.

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    I just remembered. I also have some original aboriginal rain forecasters on special. Price depends on size, shape, and shipping. Of course, the backpacking UL versions will be a little more expensive. Very simple to use and comes with a 100% guarantee or your money back.

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