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    What's up?!

    Just returned from my first hiking camping trip. Its was only a one day deal but man am I sore! I just found out how out of shape I really am. My son (9) and I hiked 7 miles (I know "light weight") round trip. The high light of the whole thing was our hammocks. I went cheap to see if I was going to like it. I picked up 2 Grand Trunk ultralights and a tarp from walmart. I was asking a lot of the poor hammock cause I weigh in at 230+ but not only did it hold up but I was very comfy. My son said he didn't sleep well at all in it but we went to bed around 9 because it started raining and he didn't wake till 8. After he made this comment I asked him if the thunder storms had kept him awake. His answer "there were thunderstorms?" Let me tell you the storms were very bad and loud. Needless to say I think he slept better than he let on. As I said there was a lot of rain but we both stayed drier than we would have in my old tent.
    I think I will be in the market for an ENO double real soon.

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    Welcome. Yeah, sounds like your son saying he didn't sleep well was just a mind thing.
    I've slept through some thunder storms w/o knowing it too
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    Wow nice introduction and trip report all rolled into one. Welcome to HF! Do not sell your Grand Trunk Ultralight short. It is a darn fine hammock and there is not thing wrong with it.
    Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppabear View Post
    Wow nice introduction and trip report all rolled into one. Welcome to HF! Do not sell your Grand Trunk Ultralight short. It is a darn fine hammock and there is not thing wrong with it.
    Oh I am selling nothing short the weight limit is a concern for me. I know that the ultralight is a good one it held up my big butt all night long and I have since learned that I hung the thing wrong. The ENO Double I am assuming is a lot wider and I think in the long run will be more comfortable for me. I would rather get something that I can be in for years and then get the gear to match it (size wise)

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