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    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalin View Post
    Very interesting, and would give me yet another reason to order some of that 108" silk from Dharma Trading Co.!
    I would be inclined to go with the 70". And the silk will take acid dyes, hmmm. Looks like they have black silk gauze also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    Glad to hear you didnt get jammed up with the storm. As you know, a properly pitched tarp can do wonders in nasty weather.

    Did you do any fishing or just camping and exploring.

    One of these days we need to meet in the middle point between our homes and do a little yakkin

    just exploring.my 1st trip on old hickory lake.i have plotted out other trips and other island to camp on.neo
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    hey neo,
    glad you're OK. You've been having it in the with weather this season, that's for sure. Did you have any idea that such a nasty blow was in the works? Out here on the prairie a storm cell can leap into being at the drop of hat. All the weather guys can do is warn that the conditions exist for sudden storm development.

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    Sorry I didn't say it before, but I'm also glad you're okay. Got sidetracked on the lightning/silk stuff. I recall hanging thru a lightning storm somewhere sw SC (don't recall exactly where). We were in a valley near a stream. Storm blew in that night and I was convinced I was going to end up toasted. Fortunatly, we survived, but the rest of my group arose the next morning completely surrounded by 1"+ of standing water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    hey neo,
    glad you're OK. You've been having it in the with weather this season, that's for sure. Did you have any idea that such a nasty blow was in the works? Out here on the prairie a storm cell can leap into being at the drop of hat. All the weather guys can do is warn that the conditions exist for sudden storm development.

    Grizz
    i am definately not a fair weather hanger lol.i like hanging on the edgeneo
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunHiker View Post
    Sorry I didn't say it before, but I'm also glad you're okay. Got sidetracked on the lightning/silk stuff. I recall hanging thru a lightning storm somewhere sw SC (don't recall exactly where). We were in a valley near a stream. Storm blew in that night and I was convinced I was going to end up toasted. Fortunatly, we survived, but the rest of my group arose the next morning completely surrounded by 1"+ of standing water.
    thanks for your concern bro.sleeping in one inch water no fun.but then againsleeping on the ground no fun lolneo
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    I am also glad you were okay! Although, from your posts, it sounds like you rather enjoyed the experience, LOL!

    I love to camp during storms, as well, but there have been two times where I thought I might die that night. Do you ever get concerned about that, or is it no big deal to you? Of course, you are a real tough dude:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunHiker View Post
    Sorry I didn't say it before, but I'm also glad you're okay. Got sidetracked on the lightning/silk stuff. I recall hanging thru a lightning storm somewhere sw SC (don't recall exactly where). We were in a valley near a stream. Storm blew in that night and I was convinced I was going to end up toasted. Fortunatly, we survived, but the rest of my group arose the next morning completely surrounded by 1"+ of standing water.

    Now, that is interesting. Were they and their equip wet, or did their tent floors manage to keep the water out? I wonder how they would have done with a ground cloth/tarp only, especially if the GC was also their rain gear. That is a point I was trying to make in another thread. You might save a few ounces with just a GC and tarp or floor-less tent, but that is really an apples to oranges comparison when it comes to weather protection. IMO. If you are going to compare these things in a logical fashion, you really need at least a good waterproof floor bivy plus tarp if on the ground, or a well sealed floored tent. And then the seam sealing and floor material better be in good shape if you are going to deal with standing water.

    Of course, none of that is going to help, in either case, with lightening!

    BTW Neo, I'm glad you lived to tell the tale!
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    Thread Drift!!!

    The GC now has available a seperate bug netting/bathtub floor enclosure to pitch under it making it a full double-wall tent. Total weight is around 17-18 oz. for the two together.

    Not that I'm planning on using it as my primary shelter, I'm just sayin' ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowmoss View Post
    Thread Drift!!!

    The GC now has available a seperate bug netting/bathtub floor enclosure to pitch under it making it a full double-wall tent. Total weight is around 17-18 oz. for the two together.

    Not that I'm planning on using it as my primary shelter, I'm just sayin' ...
    Hey Shadow,
    What piece of equipment are you describing? Is this something that someone manufactures? Or is this something home made?

    It sounds like it is about the same weight as a Speer type hammock. So this is a ground cloth, plus bath tub floor plus bug net, at 18 oz?
    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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