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    Too bad but at least they aren't complaining about being outside!
    ‟Im in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.″ John Steinbeck

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    Quote Originally Posted by zukiguy View Post
    Toss the family in the big nylon prison cell and you chill in your hammock. I'm still looking for a down side to this equation??

    So in the morning the "old man" will be lounging in the hammock eating breakfast. Then the rest of the family comes crawling out of the tent popping handfuls of ibuprofen to nurse their achy backs.
    Haha haha totally true. Then how lame is it to hang

    Quote Originally Posted by Davigilante View Post
    Too bad but at least they aren't complaining about being outside!
    This is also very true!
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I suspect this is just a petty revolt against the paterfamilias.
    Pete, the personal rancor reflected in that remark I don't intend to dignify with an answer...

    I feel ya. Nothing worse than dealing with Philistines, and it's even worse when they share a roof. I don't know if the Missus will ever camp with a hammock, but I'm glad that she likes getting out there. For that reason I gladly spend much of my trip setting up and tearing down the family circus-tent. My boys are cub scout age, and require help setting up their tarps, but can manage their hammocks with a bit of supervision--then I get to set my gear up. I have 6 8/9ths kids, and they all want hammocks (which they'll get as I gradually find the materials on the cheap), but I would gladly set them all up and tear them all down so long as they are happy getting out there; I'd even do the same thing for one man tents.

    It's just great to have them out there (even if the Sierra National Forest will never be the same after I've unleashed them on poor Mother Nature ).
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    Nothing to add that's constructive, just wanted to thank you for conjuring up the image of a cow on the roof of a cotton house. Now I've got quotes bouncing all around inside my skull.

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    Your first mistake was to tell them how comfortable hammocks are. You should have told them that tents are comfortable and then set up your hammock next to their tent. Then, they would all be complaining about their tents and asking why couldn't they sleep in a hammock, too. (I raised 6 kids - can't you tell?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I cannot believe what I am hearing from my family. We have an upcoming overnight camping trip and the troops are revolting against hammocks.

    My wife has never even slept in a hammock, so of course she is opposed to the concept.

    My 20-year-old-son recently observed, after three nights in the Adirondacks sleeping in a hammock, that hammocks suck and they make his back hurt. His word is influential.

    Of course, my 13-year-old son pitched in that he thought hammocks suck, they make his back hurt too.

    What baffles me is that both sons could regularly sleep 10 hours in a hammock without stirring.

    I suspect this is just a petty revolt against the paterfamilias. I have in no way imposed my hammock beliefs upon others - rather, I tried to share my passion for the gains in comfort.

    If my family wants to go to ground, they won't have any support from me. Investigate ground-dwelling ways on your own.
    I try not to complain when other people insist they can't sleep in a hammock. It makes finding the right trees for my hammock so much easier!

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    I can't any more get worked up over someone choosing a tent than I can someone choosing a bridge over a gathered end. Gringo the honey badger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
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    I suspect this is just a petty revolt against the paterfamilias. I have in no way imposed my hammock beliefs upon others - rather, I tried to share my passion for the gains in comfort.

    If my family wants to go to ground, they won't have any support from me. Investigate ground-dwelling ways on your own.
    Quote Originally Posted by timabababaluka View Post
    Pete, the personal rancor reflected in that remark I don't intend to dignify with an answer...

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    As a MS dweller, you guys have been killing me with the Oh Brother quotes!

    But I do agree it is at least partly a revolt against Paterfamilia. My oldest (11) Grandson finally slept in my WBBB a year or so back. But he joined Mom and dfad in the RV after a couple of hours said he was cold on top) Now he always takes his tent. I heard him telling his buddy, as they set up the tent on the last Sipsey trip ( with his Dad in said WBBB and me in my JRB BMBH) how hammocks bent you into a curve like a banana and were not comfy. IOW, hammocks suck.

    I don't care. But I have spare hammocks ready for him when he comes to his senses! Of corse, if he keeps going sooner or later he is going to have to set up in and sleep in the rain! )
    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.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Glad they are going along. I would ask them to try and be quiet in the morning so they don't wake you up!
    "When you get to the end of your rope,tie a knot and Hang On."- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by timabababaluka View Post
    Pete, the personal rancor reflected in that remark I don't intend to dignify with an answer...
    Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork and sleeps in a tent.

    Yes, my family has turned into a bunch of Judas Iscariot Hogwallops.

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