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    I'm about to crawl out of my seat waiting to go hammock backpacking

    I have a little trip planned for tomorrow. Just a 1 nighter, nothing big. But it's the first hammock backpacking trip I've done. I've tested the hammock in my yard, I've tested it car camping where I had a tent to run to if something went wrong. But tomorrow I'm going out with just the hammock, tarp, sleeping bag and pad.

    And I can't wait.

    This journey started with an attempt to move towards ultralight backpacking. I changed from my MSR Whisperlight stove to an alcohol stove and Foster's pot. I'm moving from a 5 1/2 pound tent and a 2 to 3 pound Thermarest pad to a 1 pound 5 ounce hammock and a 14 ounce tarp with a lightweight gray pad for insulation. My pack should be much lighter. I can't wait to see what a difference it makes.

    I know it's like a kid waiting for Christmas. But I'm just going nuts with anticipation waiting to get out to the woods.

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    Have a great trip..

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    grannypat's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
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    In the woods outside of Westminster, SC
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    Enjoy it!!!!!
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Enjoy your adventure and post some pics when you get back.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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    Happy Hanging !!!
    Beer won't solve problems, but then again, neither will milk !
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    Good luck, you'll have a great time!

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    Have fun Greg! Where you headed?

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    Senior Member NarlocB's Avatar
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    Have fun and let us know how it went!!!

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    Rosenberg, TX
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    There will come that moment when you open your eyes the next morning---a bit later than you thought you would beause you're not used to sleeping so soundly and comfortably---and look out through the bug net and tarp, put you hands behnd your head, interlock your fingers and realize you've just had the most comfortable night in the woods you have ever had.

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    Senior Member crackrbilly's Avatar
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    best of luck,get lots of pics
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