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    my most intense kayak storm hang

    last night i camped on an unnamed island on old hickoy lake.a storm from hell hit hard,high winds,lightning,thunder,i saw many hug fallen trees just a qaurter of a mile across the lake down every were.i stayed snug and dry in my claytor jungle hammock and stock claytor jungle tarp.yep nothing like camping on an island in the middle of a lake during a major stormneo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    last night i camped on an unnamed island on old hickoy lake.a storm from hell hit hard,high winds,lightning,thunder,i saw many hug fallen trees just a qaurter of a mile across the lake down every were.i stayed snug and dry in my claytor jungle hammock and stock claytor jungle tarp.yep nothing like camping on an island in the middle of a lake during a major stormneo
    I just got a couple of calls from Neo. He kayaked out to an unnamed island on a lake about 20 miles from where he lives, and it's storming like crazy. I could hardly hear him over the rain and wind. He is camping in a Claytor with a stock Claytor tarp. Just thought y'all'd like to know. He told me to tell all of you hi. He said his kayak was sinking after he got to the island or perhaps he meant on the way to the island because he forgot the drain plug, so he made one out of wood to get him home tomorrow.
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    I'm glad all went well neo. I'm guessing the wooden plug did the trick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    I'm glad all went well neo. I'm guessing the wooden plug did the trick?
    yep,going to make a better one at workneo
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    Neo,

    Dude, that can be scary stuff. Lightning scares the crap out of me. I sat through a storm once that produced winds and 5 inches of rain. That wasn't so bad, what was scary was the lightning. After the rain, lightning moved in and you could literally smell the electricity in the air. I think I will feel much more comfortable in lightning OFF the ground. I keep hearing your stories, and combined with my own experience, it convinces me to stick with my stock Claytor tarp.

    I am glad you are safe and sound. I'll bet that was a real adreneline rush bro!

    Another one you can put in the journal of water travel!

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    I keep thinking about the make up of a resister.

    Then i visualize a hammock between two trees....

    The things that make you go Hmmmmmmmmmm?



    Glad your ok Neo.
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    Were you able to get any pics? Sounds like a great time. I have been wanting to get out camping, its been a few months and its killing me

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    Maybe this would be a good one to send to Mythbusters. I wonder what kind of hammock Buster uses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4D's View Post
    I keep thinking about the make up of a resister.

    Then i visualize a hammock between two trees....

    The things that make you go Hmmmmmmmmmm?



    Glad your ok Neo.
    Yes, that also makes me go ? Which is the path of least resistance? The human hanging between two trees, or, the human on the ground between ( or near to ) two trees? I tend to think on the ground would be less resistance and more risk, but I'm not sure. Especially since you are probably on a pad, increasing R.

    OTOH, lightening on a path to ground through the tree would seem to have to take a path of greater R to go through the person and through the other tree and then to ground. But, having dealt with a lightening strike and fire on my house a few years back, I can attest that lightening does crazy things that seem difficult to explain with the laws of physics.

    But I guess either way, if lightening strikes the trees you are camped under or that you are hanging from, you are going to have a wild and woolly night!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    It would be best to choose trees that are shorter relative to the other trees around them, right?

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