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    Senior Member NFA's Avatar
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    Talking Spent a night out with my son

    My son and I slept in our hammocks in the woods last night.

    We both have HHs, and were loving them last night, with all the mosquitoes in the ADKs right now...I recently treated both hammocks with a permethrin spray, and think that it improved the efficacy of the bug netting by keeping the beasties off...

    We both woke up to a loud snorting/huffing noise close to us in the woods around 11:30...along with some branch snapping and tree pushing...my assumption is black bear, as we've had lots roaming our woods lately (raiding the composter and trying to get at the garbage...



    It got down to around 40 degrees last night, but we both slept fine...Iused the mss patrol bag, and my son slept in the heavier-weight black bag...we both rocked wooly socks, and Ben slept in a balaclava (I had a fleece skullcap in reserve, but didn't end up needing it)...

    We set up the hammocks in a tight "V" form, off of 3 trees, with the heads facing in opposite directions, so that we could see each other and talk easily last night and this morning...



    It was all in all a wonderful hang, and we hung out talking in our hammocks this morning for an hour before heading home for breakfast...

    {sorry for the cruddy pics, I used my ipod}

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    Looks like fun! Very cool to get out there with your son. Good on ya' both. Thanks for the report.
    Good luck,
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    Great times! Enjoy the bonding...

    I've often wondered about the relative vulnerability in a hammock versus tent when it comes to bears...obviously they are gong to go through either one at will, but I somehow feel more vulnerable in the hammock...

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    That sounds like fun, great idea to just get out for one night. Thanks for the trip report.
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    That's great spending time with your son. Words can't express the joys I've had in the outdoors with my children.

    As for the bears,rest easy.
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    There were some great memories made there. Brings back some for me.
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    That is really cool! Gotta love getting out there in the woods for a night, especially with your boy. Thanks for posting.

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    thanks for posting! I camped as well last night....except for it was bout 78 degrees at night haha. I did have a smaller creature bookin' it past my hammock last night....I'm guessing a fox or coyote! Im glad you had fun!

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    Can't wait till my son us a bit older to go hanging. Brings back the memories of my dad and I.
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    Looks like you guys had tons of fun.

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