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    Day 8 in a hammock. Quarantined and symptomatic

    I was planning, still planning, a sectional hike of the GA AT in May. I’ve had my hammocks for daytime fun for 4 yrs other than a 1 nite trial 3 years ago.

    I just put them on my patio at my new home about 10 days ago. I never thought this next thing would happen. A co-worker went home ill and I found out there was a boyfriend of hers who was also ill and apparently had contact with a person positive with coronavirus at Buckley Air Force base. What are the chances? I had a flu shot 2 months ago.

    So self-quarantined on my patio, in my hammock and it is fabulous! After I recover I can mix with my family again but I’ll have fond memories (sorta) of this experience and this makes me feel even better prepared for hammocking in the woods.

    I did develop symptoms a few days ago. Low fever (100.x), then some slightly noticeable breathing changes, very mild aches, and today a little cough. My PCP office (PA) said no testing available and stay put unless conditions seem bad.

    I love whoopie slings and my kids think that’s funny. They also think I’m funny because I’m tying a lot of different knots and playing with the tarps

    Cheers!
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    I hope your on the mend from this. Good for you for staying away and you get to hang in the hammock. God Bless
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    Hang in there! (Pun intended) It is so weird how wide the range of severity is.

    And... welcome to the forum!
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    Sorry to hear about the affliction and hope you are feeling better. It sounds like you have ferreted out some silver linings already. I hope more come along as you continue to improve your health.
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    Best wishes to you, and hope you receover quickly. My family is working from home, but I work in a local hospital, and for now I am required to continue working on site. If I end up sick, I planned on the same kind of setup to isolate myself; hammock and tarp in the backyard.

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    Hopefully things will clear up before you start your sections hike. I know a couple of people who got off of the trail from their section hikes after the ATC put out their advisory. A lot of the small towns along the trail don't have the infrastructure to support their communities and hikers coming through.

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    Thanks everyone. I didn’t think about the small towns infrastructure around the AT so I’ll monitor that as the time gets closer.

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    Day 8 in a hammock. Quarantined and symptomatic

    +1 about monitoring situation in Georgia. Their health/emergency system cannot cope at their current rate of doubling every 3 days.

    How are you attaching your hammock at home? I noticed the brick columns and it had me worrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alt.thomas View Post
    +1 about monitoring situation in Georgia. Their health/emergency system cannot cope at their current rate of doubling every 3 days.

    How are you attaching your hammock at home? I noticed the brick columns and it had me worrying.
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    Day 8 in a hammock. Quarantined and symptomatic

    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusly View Post
    The problem is brick pillars are strong with vertical force but hammock is pulling horizontally. It may collapse the column.


    This one claimed an Aussie: https://m.themorningbulletin.com.au/...nd-cr/3597988/

    Another one in the news: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...mock-accident/

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