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    Stormstaff's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkperdue View Post
    This past summer at Camp Raven Knob NC, they even mentioned that hammocks were OK in their leader's guide. Most of the staff for their Rampage HA program took hammocks with them for the week.

    My son and I have been setting the example for our troop with our hammocks.
    I've been in mine in 19 F degree winter waether. (Need to offset the example set by the Scoutmaster with his huge tent, blow-up bed and heater!)
    DKPerdue
    Ewww, that's just all kinds of wrong!
    Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

    Asst Scoutmaster of Troop 319, St George, IL

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkperdue View Post
    My son and I have been setting the example for our troop with our hammocks.
    I've been in mine in 19 F degree winter waether. (Need to offset the example set by the Scoutmaster with his huge tent, blow-up bed and heater!)
    DKPerdue
    I'm teaching the Backpacking MB for my troop strating with a class a month till spring. And hammocks will be part of the class. Hopeing to move the troop from car caping to backpacking (and yes our curent SM has a thing about always having a family sized tent and all the extras)
    About 2 years ago we had a snow camp and all the ground dwellers had there tents blown apart and I was the only one warm and dry with my hammock and tarp.
    Tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course.
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  3. #13
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    I share the same tale as many of the others. We used to sleep under tarps, I have a Kelty Noahs 12. I started using a hammock and now another dad has followed suit.
    I've caught the bug, and am in acquisition mode. I have an open top Kalisto, a Byers Moskito Traveler, and a HH Expedition A-sym.
    I take everything with me and try to get as many Scouts in hammocks as I can, even if it is only for a 10 minute chill out.
    Tom C.

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    Senior Member perdidochas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggerhpy View Post
    I'm teaching the Backpacking MB for my troop strating with a class a month till spring. And hammocks will be part of the class. Hopeing to move the troop from car caping to backpacking (and yes our curent SM has a thing about always having a family sized tent and all the extras)
    About 2 years ago we had a snow camp and all the ground dwellers had there tents blown apart and I was the only one warm and dry with my hammock and tarp.
    Our SM often sleeps on the ground with just a tarp (and bag). Reserves the tent for Camporees or other crowded situations. I'm the first hammock user among the adults. My son (once he gets to Star Scout, which is when the boys are allowed to tent alone in the troop) wants to hammock as well.

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    My son's Scoutmaster was what I call a Cadillac camper: huge tent, blow-up mattress; the works. All of his elaborate 100 lb. setup was expensive, and the kids could hardly wait the two hours it took him to set up his camp so they could make fun of it. He even carried one of those porta-potties! It was hilarious.

    Wish I had known about hammocks when I was a Scout leader. It would have saved me a lot of backaches.

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    Senior Member perdidochas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    My son's Scoutmaster was what I call a Cadillac camper: huge tent, blow-up mattress; the works. All of his elaborate 100 lb. setup was expensive, and the kids could hardly wait the two hours it took him to set up his camp so they could make fun of it. He even carried one of those porta-potties! It was hilarious.

    Wish I had known about hammocks when I was a Scout leader. It would have saved me a lot of backaches.
    That's exactly why I started hammocking. My back doesn't like the ground much. It loves the hammock, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perdidochas View Post
    That's exactly why I started hammocking. My back doesn't like the ground much. It loves the hammock, though.
    Is there another reason to start hammocking? That's the only one I ever needed. Now I wake up feeling like a champ instead of a chump who just got run over by a truck.

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    Air MAttress

    I do like my Big Agnes Air Mattress in the winter. It is a great insulator. It also slips inside the big agnes sleeve so it doesn't go sliding away during the night.


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    It's great to see the scouts are coming around to hammock camping.

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    We introduced our Scouts to the delights of hammocking this year. The first comment I got next morning was "throw the tents away, we just want hammocks form now on!"
    Looks like there are quite a few Troops in the UK using hammocks regularly now.

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