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    matthew2000tx's Avatar
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    Talking Successful 1st hang in Texas (2 nights)

    I'm a newbie here. I bought a ENO DN, ENO guardian bug net and Kammock Python Straps at my local outfitter store here in San Antonio (Whole Earth at Quarry) on Valentine's day (2-14-13). I did a quick test hang in at the house and then took it with me on a camping/astronomy trip in the Texas hill country the follow day (Feb. 15-17). I spend two nights out at a spot west of Concan, Texas. The temp dipped into the 20s over night but I was warm. I used a cheap blue tarp I had to to protect me from wind and dew. It turned out nice. I'm hooked. I also wish there were more trees in Texas in which to hang. I'll have to explore East Texas more. It was very nice. As I fell laid in the hammock Friday night I read the last part of Ultimate Hang on my Kindle PW.

    The trip was a two night hang.

    Here are pictures from my first hang.












    Here is the temp the Saturday morning at sunrise.. after my fist full night in the hammock.










    Deer near telescope:
    Last edited by matthew2000tx; 02-19-2013 at 02:18.
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    Looks like a great first hang! I like the cactus. The look very similar to the prickly pears I have in my backyard.

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    Sweet, I'm still looking forward to my first hang.
    "As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement. For the Lord your God moves about in your camp..." Deuteronomy 23: 13,14

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    Congratualtions on a good first hang!

    Nice looking country, there. Have you ever been over to Ft. McKavett for one of the star parties there?

    What did you use as an underquilt?

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    Nice. Looks like a great hang. The first of many!
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    No CBS on your first hang. Good job! You have learned well, Grasshopper!

    That looks like my first tarp too. Enjoy hanging. There's nothing like it!

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    Thanks for all the kind words. I didn't have CBS but I did have Cold Shoulder Syndrum so I can see the benefit of a under quilt as apposed to just the CCF Mat
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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    Congratualtions on a good first hang!

    Nice looking country, there. Have you ever been over to Ft. McKavett for one of the star parties there?

    What did you use as an underquilt?
    Yes. I've been there a few times when the JSC group was out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    Congratualtions on a good first hang!

    Nice looking country, there. Have you ever been over to Ft. McKavett for one of the star parties there?

    What did you use as an underquilt?
    Didn't have one. Just had a couple of CCF sleeping mats inside the hammock.
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    Re: Successful 1st hang in Texas (2 nights)

    Congrats... If you can handle that you can handle most of Texas weather... Look forward to seeing you at a hang soon... Maybe the Georgetown lake loop coming in April...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

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