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    You're grounded. (Pun?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertramp View Post
    well i may get Ewkrified for this but myself i have opted for now that when i take my kids out we bring the light tents.for now my goal is to get them hooked on the outdoors and don't worry- the hammocks will come, but at least with my little fellas and for their mothers sake we go to the ground (for now) -just sayin it's ok thats all
    I hear you. My kids have been backpacking all their lives and they love it. All of them did an overnighter by the time they were a month old. The problem is that we just moved to Pennsylvania. The state forest right next to us, at least, is very, very rocky. I don't mean little rocks; I mean the ground is covered with rocks about a foot in diameter. If you look long and hard you can find a place to pitch a tent but it's just often not comfortable and those places are usually close to cabins (why does this state have private cabins covering gov't land?) or the roads. To get out of site of roads and cabins you're often on ridges or steeper ground. What PA does have, though, is a lot of trees - thus my leaning toward hammock camping and trying to make it work.

    Along those lines, I'm also looking at getting in to tree climbing (ropes, harnesses, zip lines, etc). We did a lot of rock climbing in Utah but there aren't any really good places very close for that.

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    I backpack and camp with my son and we set-up our hammocks together under one tarp. I use three trees so that the head end of both hammocks share one tree and the foot ends are separated by a couple feet. I use my Speer Winter Tarp and it gives plenty of coverage for both. I like being close enough to reach over and check on my boy during the night or if he wakes up. Here's a picture of that set-up. My son's hammock is a Hennessy Scout. The blanket on the ground is for ny Bernese Mountain Dog, Annie.

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    Find three trees in a triangle formation and then stack 'em bunk-bed style? Would need a BIG tarp though! That's a Speer Winter and it was enough to cover the two in the pic...
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