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    Senior Member HamMike's Avatar
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    Overnighter in Ohio

    Decided to head out to the metropark camp area I reserved for the weekend. Weather called for rain so I thought cool chance to see how my tarp would perform. I would say it got down to 43-45f. I definately need an UQ. My pad leaves my back wet in the mornin. I got there about 6pm and setup in some light rain. I got a fire goin and commenced to makin some dinner. After that I stoked the fire and got in my hammock because the rain was not lettin up. I got some seepage and felt a few drops here and there throughout the night. I don't think it was from the seam but from the actual panel. Anyways it was good gear test and I enjoyed the solitude. Here are a few shots. I will have to say I am more at ease without a fire when I am alone.
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    Thanks for sharing. Any trip for testing gear is info for future success and its nice to get out in the fresh air.
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    I was wondering how it went, I kept looking at the radar. No one else showed, I take it?
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    Wow looks like camping in a park with all that green stuff on the ground. So that's what happens when it rains.
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    Do you think any of the seepage resulted from the tarp sagging under the ridgeline a bit? water pooling at the lowest point? Looks like a fun hangout with no one around!

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    Cool..... everyone oughta hang solo now and then. Good for ya' to be with just you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Cool..... everyone oughta hang solo now and then. Good for ya' to be with just you.
    I'm diggin solo. I thought I got bumped on the butt by somethin in the middle of the night but it might have been the tree movin too not sure. I was in deep dream state as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Cool..... everyone oughta hang solo now and then. Good for ya' to be with just you.
    A big second to that line of thinking! Done that many, many times. Originally because I couldn't find someone to hike with when I could hike ... so ended up solo and found it very enjoyable to be alone in the woods at times.

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    Senior Member HamMike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpo63 View Post
    Do you think any of the seepage resulted from the tarp sagging under the ridgeline a bit? water pooling at the lowest point? Looks like a fun hangout with no one around!
    Didn't have any pooling that I noticed, it's an equinox 10x12 nylon. I didn't get soaked or anything. Just a few drops.
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    Nope just me but it was short notice anyways.
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