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    Senior Member PappyAmos's Avatar
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    Carry earplugs. If the noise disturbs you, you have them. If you don't use them, they only weigh 1/10 of an ounce.

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    Senior Member Greenman's Avatar
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    Are you really from Portland? Because I love the sound of rain while sleeping in my hammock...... and I am just north of you in Vancouver Wa.

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    I’m pretty much in agreement with most of the other posts.

    Of the major tarp materials, Nylon is probably the “quietest.” Next is Silpoly with dynema being a snare drum.

    And as others have mentioned, I find rain an excellent white noise to put me to sleep. Thunder is the same way, o absolutely love the sound of rolling thunder in the background.


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    I like the sound of gentle raindrops also, I just don’t like the sharp plinking sound that the less gentle variety tend to make on a tarp.

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    I never minded the sound of rain hitting my tents rain fly. This year with my hammock in the Boundary Waters I had one night of steady rain and had trouble sleeping. I think it might be because in a hammock I’m much closer to the tarp making it much louder? It’s still better than laying on the ground!

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    Get you some ear plugs and enjoy.

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    Raindrops are soothing.
    Trees cracking on the other hand.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    I always enjoyed the sound until last week. The fog was so heavy the white pines above were saturated and dripped ALL night. It was that consistent, almost-predictable drumming that started to get annoying by 5am. Just enough to keep me half awake for a good portion of the night.

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    I like the sound and enjoy the pitter patter of progressively larger and larger raindrops pounding on my CF tarp. Usually I just roll over, tuck my fleece over my head and ears and feel thankful that I'm high and dry in my hammock while others are sleeping on the mud, in a wet tent with a leaky bathtub floor.

    Other suggestion is to take the edge off with a few adult beverages before turning in.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Mother Nature will always win.
    Perhaps lay some duff or such over your tarp to dampen the noise.
    Or pitch at a much steeper angle to reduce contact.
    Or carry ear muffs.
    Shug
    Last edited by Shug; 09-23-2019 at 13:12.
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Secure in Sector Seven

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