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    Words of Wisdom for a First Hang ???

    I don't know that we are ready for a first hang, but you never know till you try...right? Heading out tomorrow after my daughter gets out of school for an overnight hang. Weather report is for a low of 38 degrees and a 20% chance of showers. I have prowled thru several threads here and watched so many Shug videos I am hearing "Whooooo Buddy" in my sleep. We are hiking a 1/2 mile into a primitave campsite.

    We each have our HH with tarp, CCF with DIY SPE's, DIY poncho under quilts, and sleeping bags.

    I would greatly appreciate any words of wisdom that each of you could bless us with.
    Last edited by flight_chick; 01-26-2012 at 17:36.
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    Don't fall!

    Have some water bottles ready to be filled with hot water if you get cold. Set it between your legs and get that femoral artery carrying some warmth. Amazing how much warmer you will feel.

    Mostly, don't forget to enjoy a good night's sleep in the woods. If you still hear the occasional WhoooooBuddy, it's just a wild Shug and will probably leave you alone.
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    You are going to learn so much from this. You'll do fine. It is a great thing for you and your daughter to do together.

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    Campfire, hot cocoa, read the hot water bottle thread. And take a few pictures.
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    dont forget your coffee... or toilet paper...
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    I bet you will be fine! You may find with the new HH hammocks you get a little more stretch the first few hangs so I would hang them a little bit higher than normal to compensate.

    Sounds like a good day to skip school

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    Take note on what goes right ....and what goes wrong. Bring cocoa for the two of you. Eat well before sleep.
    Enjoy the time with your daughter.......they sure grow up fast))))))
    Whoooooo Buddy.....( a little ear torture)
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    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    dont forget your coffee... or toilet paper...
    This^^^^^ and don't forget to take pics! Hope yawl enjoy!

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    In case you have not figured, we like pictures and trip reports.

    #1 Have fun, if it is not fun then why bother. Good food and warm drinks really help.

    Have a great time in the woods.
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    a wild Shug and will probably leave you alone
    just don't yell out "whooobuddy" as I hear hear that attract them
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    just don't yell out "whooobuddy" as I hear hear that attract them
    I hear Spam attracts them also.

    As has been said, hot water bottle and high calorie food before bed. Have fun.
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