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    Senior Member stevebo's Avatar
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    How my hammock saved the day for me!

    Heres the situation I was in a few days ago: My son was having a birthday party sleep over with 3 of his friends. At the same time, my daughter had a friend over for a sleep over. So, we've got a small house, with 6 kids staying overnight---usually not a big problem, but I just started a new shift at work (finally got day shift after 22 years on the job!) I need to get up at 4 am each day, (and have to go to bed pretty early) My wife and I were talking about this the other day--the big question, how am I going to get any sleep with a house full of kids? (I have problems sleeping on a good day, let alone with noisy kids in the house!)
    Anyway, to make a long story short, I set up my hammock and tarp, and slept out in the woods behind our house! I got up early, grabbed a water bottle and a handful of granola, changed clothes in the car and drove to work . I got plenty of sleep, and didnt wake the family up at 4 am! It was pretty much a win win situation. So I guess you could justify spending money on hammock gear because its good for your health, good for your family life, and good for your career!
    FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


    Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either, just leave me alone.
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    Senior Member Phillipsart's Avatar
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    Amen to that.

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    That's awesome!

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    Senior Member kobold's Avatar
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    in 2011, in my travels, i saved a ton of cash just by stealth camping / avoiding hotels equaling the cost of *all* of my gear. 2012 will be all lollygagging
    Last edited by kobold; 01-22-2012 at 09:38.

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    Yep been there done that.
    Tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course.
    Translated by George Fyler Townsend. Aesop's Fables (p. 18). Amazon Digital Services, Inc..

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