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    My First Night In a Hammock

    This last labor day weekend, somewhere in Missouri, I experienced my first hammock camping experience. I've been an avid hammocker for a long time, but never made the jump to camp or sleep in one. Up until now, I've been a car camper that slept in my friend's tents with a disappointing degree of comfort.

    We did a day of canoeing, and then camped. It was around 70 degrees, and
    even though it rained the entire time, it was the most comfortable nights sleep I have ever had while camping.

    My hammock was undersized (a grandtrunk travel hammock) and I was sharing the experience with my girlfriend (in a grandtrunk skeeter beeter,) bumping into each other all night because of our limited tree setup under one tarp, but we were both absolutely blown away how much better the experience was with a comfortable and dry nights sleep.

    I'm also starting to depart from the "bring everything but the kitchen sink" method of car camping. I can't wait to get out and spend another night in the woods in my hammock, It has completely rejuvenated my joy of camping.

    Big thanks from the midwest,
    Troy

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Hello and welcome to HF from Georgia! Nothing beats the sound of rain on your tarp knowing you'll be warm and dry.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    Congrats, and welcome to the forums, from Ohio.

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    Senior Member Bradley's Avatar
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    And then it all seemed to make sense . . .

    . . . and I'll bet the feeling was PRICELESS.



    Welcome to a new life of exploring and happiness.
    Bradley SaintJohn
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    The Transition from Ground Sleeping to Hammocks
    is the Conversion from Agony To Ecstasy,
    and Curing Ground-In-somnia.

    "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show you great and mighty things . . ." Jeremiah 33:3
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    Welcome to the forum!
    Questtrek
    "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks". John Muir.

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    Welcome! You've got it good now. And...your girlfriend hangs with you. Can't get much better than that!

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    Once you start it's hard to stop - Welcome to the forums from Indiana!
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    Welcome from Florida!
    It sounds like you're about to discover the real outdoors!
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    welcome to the forum!

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