I've been reading and researching things all winter since I decided I wanted to be a hammock hanger. Armed with some knowledge my friend and I headed almost 4 hours from home with our hammocks. Lithia Springs campground on Lake Shelbyville in Illinois was our destination. I was surprised when I drove through the parking lot of the campground to see 2 other hammocks set up. If you were there feel free to chime in!
We got set up Saturday morning so that we could concentrate on caching the rest of the day. The wind gusts were probably up to 35 mph. I knew better than to use the grommets on my harbor freight tarp but there were no small round rocks at the campground to use as tie out points. I later found some while hiking around the lake so I put them in my pocket to use later.
After we got back I did notice that some of my grommets were starting to rip so I used the rocks to fix them and add a pullout to the back of the tarp in the middle. I had my tarp set up in a lazy porch mode. Around 2 am I woke up to a very hard rain. When I woke up in the morning it was clear again and all of my set up was dry. I looked back at my buddy's hammock and it was empty! He slept in the truck because the head end of his hammock slipped and he was getting sick from being at such an extreme angle. After breakfast we fixed his hammock and he got a short nap in it so I think it was an overall success! Thank you guys so much and feel free to comment.
They look naked
My view this morning
Oh no he bailed!
He isn't giving up