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    Backyard Afternoon Hangout

    Due to snow (really a dusting followed by freezing rain) I didn't have to go to school today. Coincidentally, my brand new Snowpeak 700 arrived today. I decided to have some fun in the backyard.

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    I set up the tarp and hammock, and I attached the underquilt.

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    My suspension is a little bit different because I have an odd hammock (but it was free, so hey). I take the marlin-spike hitch from a whoopie sling suspension, and put the loop of the hammock in it. Since my toggle is a curved object, I clip it around the hammock itself so that if the loop slips, it forms a larks head knot.

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    Also, the suspension on my underquilt is short, so until I develop the initiative to lengthen it, I just make a loop out of my excess suspension and use that as a lengthener.

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    I set up the stove (Vargo Triad XE) with my Snowpeak 700 for some hot chocolate. I used about a half of a cup of water, and it boiled in five minutes without a windscreen.

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    It was delicious.

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    My house as viewed from the hammock.

    All in all, a wonderful way to spend a snow day.
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    Very inovative set up. That hammock looks light weight did you have any problems getting in? Were you warm enough?
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veto 65 View Post
    Very inovative set up. That hammock looks light weight did you have any problems getting in? Were you warm enough?
    It is a light hammock, about 11 oz. I had no problems getting in at all.

    I had a winter Yeti, and it was only about 30*, so I was very warm.
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    Nothing like cocoa from the hammock!
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    Nice report. Goes to show you don't need to go a long distance to have a relaxing hang and a cup of hot chocolate. Looks like nice country, too. Thanks.

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    Very nice!!

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