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    Karma??

    Hey Folks,
    I've got a pair of palm trees in the back yard that are just the right distance to hang from. So, if I want a quick nap, an overnighter, or am just testing some gear that's my go-to spot. Several different tarp/hammock setups have ended up there over the past year with probably at least two dozen nights spent hanging out back. Never a problem with animals or anything else.

    So, I just bought a "used once" OES 4 season tarp to add to my collection. Once I got some more lash-it for a ridgeline and some lawson reflective line for my tieouts I was ready to put it all together. So yesterday I rigged everything up and went inside to grab a drink. When I came back out it looked like a california condor with diarrhea had dropped a load on my new tarp (well maybe not quite that bad). The big white smear down my beautiful new green tarp about made me weep.

    Before it had a chance to dry out I drug the hose over and induced an impromptu "rainstorm". This rinsed away the bird poop and gave me a chance to test the seam seals on the ridge and pullouts. So far so good....no leaks.

    The big question...Do birds hate green tarps, it was just my turn, or was the universe making a comment on my hobby? You be the judge...

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    I got hit by seagulls yesterday. There must be a conspiracy.

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    yup, it's karma. you was a seabird in your previous life. so was i. sorry, no photos

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    Excrement occurs...

    I'd lean toward a character building trial instead of karma.
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    Zuki, I think the birds are out to get you. Send all of your stuff up here and Jax Hiker and I will guard it for you.
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    bird poop

    Every time I setup my tarp in my backyard it gets pooped on. I have yet to have it pooped on while camping though.

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    just be glad it wasn't the hammock! You don't sleep on top of your tarp!
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
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    (see my profile for detailed weights)

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    bummmmer! dang birds
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    At the FL hang this year, my wife's tarp got 'decorated' by a whole flock of little birds, I was right next to her and didn't get a spot on mine. The karma part: she was using my tarp, and I was using a borrowed one!

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