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    That is so cool!!
    Rockets, BBQ, Backpacking, Hanging. Not necessarily in that order!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian in so cal View Post
    That is so cool!!
    Ditto
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    Quote Originally Posted by digrat View Post
    Yeah, I figured I was pushing it with my single-layer fleece TQ, but my only other option was a too-big sleeping bag and I wanted to travel light. What does not kill us makes us stronger, right?
    I have a big 4+ pound synthetic sleeping bag, which I have pretty much stopped using since I got into hammocking. I would rather freeze a little under a thin fleece blanket, than lugging that thing around!

    And I absolutely agree that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger! That sentence was actually said a few times at the first Danish HF Hang, where we had an unforeseen rainstorm

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    Quote Originally Posted by digrat View Post
    It held me all night, and didn't bring down the roof. And I didn't have to sleep on the muddy rock floor!
    Man o man... I get scared looking for widow makers in trees in the winter time cause its harder to tell whats alive and whats dead...

    I have no idea how to judge stability of a rock face / cave roof!!!

    I'd have been scared all night long that a 2 ton slab would come loose on top of me!

    Really cool hang - you're a crazy one that's for sure!

    Thanks much for sharing - I'm shivering thinking about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by XexorZ View Post
    I have no idea how to judge stability of a rock face / cave roof!!!

    I'd have been scared all night long that a 2 ton slab would come loose on top of me!
    Actually, that thought crossed my mind more than once in the middle of the night. "I've put little wedges into rocks that are already showing a tendency to split, then loading those wedges with weight...and then trying to sleep underneath those rocks. What am I DOING?"
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    That is a new one!!!!!!
    Very cool and Whooooooo Buddy Bat-Cave.
    Lots of batteries I reckon.
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    I have always wanted to do that in a Cowboy Hotel, or bluff shelter. Gonna have to look into chocks and quick draws! Very cool!

    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    That's awesome. It's the first time I can recall reading about a cave hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niloc View Post
    That's awesome. It's the first time I can recall reading about a cave hang.
    I think it has been brought up before (if I'm not mistaken... but I was one time) , but I think this may be the first actual report of doing a cave hang.

    There has been lots of talk about using rock climbing hardware & slings for hanging amongst the rocks, as in above tree line, one tree & a cliff, rock overhangs, etc, & I think a few have done just that. But I remember hearing anyone saying "I hung my hammock in a cave".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Very cool and Whooooooo Buddy Bat-Cave.
    Actually, we didn't see any bats until right as I was leaving the cave, and it flew into the back of my head on its way out too! Maybe the Army should study my pack for its radar-deflecting properties...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Lots of batteries I reckon.
    Funny thing that. I brought a headlamp, plus one more headlamp just in case. When we got to the cave, the main headlamp batteries were dead. The backup headlamp was so dim as to be unusable. But I brought a glowstick! I cracked it...and it didn't glow. I tried my last hope: A combo butane lighter/flashlight, and it worked! But you have to hold the flashlight switch in the on position. 1 right out of 5, story of my life.
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