I wish I could get my wife to camp. Only way she will go is with showers and toilets. At that point it is like staying in a cabin, so we just stay in a cabin and camp some other time. Maybe after we have kids and I take them she'll want to go?
After 28 years of blissful marriage (28 out of 30 ain't bad), some pearls...
1) Make sure to leave the toilet seat down
2) Keep her well supplied with wristies, booties and by all means insulate her bottom.
3) Breakfast in bed is always a good thing, especially if you've lugged the espresso machine into the woods.
4) Give her a hug and a kiss (Hershey or otherwise) before retiring for the night and be sure you are hanging close to her to make her feel safe, but no need to actually say where or how you are hung.
Things to avoid...
1) Resist the temptation to show off your snake skin to her
2) The mention of a whoopie sling might give her the wrong idea too, but it could also make for a trek for the ages
3) Telling her about a locked brummel might really confuse her
4) Shug's videos on the small screen... slingblade Carl and zombie hunting
5) If you use slap straps, come up with a different name for the them
Happy Trails to one and all.
Enjoy the outdoors wisely and elevate your perspective.
Modified Penny Wood Stove instructional Video-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fPlHqsYy38
Hammock Wheel https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...09#post1035609
Another Really cool JC Penny Puffer instructional- https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...141#post953141
Make sure she has her own flashlight, a bottle of water and a nice clean mat to put her feet on when exiting the hammock.
Don't tell her about the most recent Bigfoot sightings. No NO NO!
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I had a lot to say on the topic until I found out that this is not really what I thought it was about.......
Maybe next time....
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Make sure the hike is worth doing. If it is boring, hardcore and ugly, you've already lost. Of course, you are all of those things and she married you so maybe I'm wrong.
You only get one chance at a 1st impression. Comfort is the key, even at the expense of your discomfort, which you will silently bury. Don't skimp on an item that could make/break her experience. If she enjoys it, you will get to do a lot more of it.
When I fianlly (afetr 15 years of being married) convinced my wife to get certified and start diving with me, i bought her the best equipment and the sexiest wetsuit she could find. 15 years later, she has over 400 logged dives. I took the same approach in hammocking.
Suggestion from my lady:
"Take moleskin like you did for me. Thanks to that I didn't get a blister. "
2 weeks ago.. 10 km hike. 3 kms in and she's complaining about a rub spot on her heel. Moleskin to the rescue.