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    I'll never sleep on the ground again!

    Ok hangers, I'm one of y'all now officially. Saturday night I finally slept in my hammock.

    Hooch and I drove out to Hot Springs, NC on Saturday and hiked from Tanyard Gap back into Hot Springs. We spent the night at HS Campground at our favorite site by the river. Hooch cooked and I started the fire. We ate and hung out by the fire. Hammocks and tarps were already set up, waiting.

    By 8:30pm we were both pretty tired and we decided to turn in. I carefully got into my hammock and sleeping bag. After a little adjustment of my pads I got comfy and was in heaven. Besides two trips to the bathroom I slept better than I have in a very long time. I love the "sway", it lulled me to sleep perfectly. I slept about 11 hours in my hammock...amazing. At home in my bed I wake up often and toss and turn. Thinking of getting a stand for my bedroom!

    I love my hammock and I want to say thanks to NCPatrick for my cinch buckles and a huge thanks to my Hooch for helping me figure out what I need and showing me how to put it all together. I'm sure that he is the reason my first outting went so smoothly.

    I'll never sleep on the ground again if I can help it! Hammocks are the s*it! Now I'm thinking about how I can feminize my setup and all the cool accessories I need to go with my setup.

    Dancer

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    I couldn't think of anyone else I'd rather share the joys of hammocking with than my gal Dancer. She was very open minded to the idea of getting off the ground, so it made it all the easier to get her to convert. My worst fear was that she'd wake me up after a couple hours to tell me she wasn't comfortable and couldn't sleep. That fear never came to pass. Like Dancer, I slept like a baby that night as well. But then again, I always do in my hammock. We'll both see y'all in Hot Springs in April at the SEHHA Hang.
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    I've been spending my nights in a hammock for several years now... both at home or camping.

    For some reason, I tried a bed for about two nights last year... slept poooooorly.

    I think hammocks are like "comfort food"... very soothing.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    You'll never regret the switch to hammocks Dancer. Congrats.
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    Dancer,

    Welcome to the hanging gang...Glad you are off to a good start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dancer View Post
    Ok hangers, I'm one of y'all now officially. Saturday night I finally slept in my hammock.

    Hooch and I drove out to Hot Springs, NC on Saturday and hiked from Tanyard Gap back into Hot Springs. We spent the night at HS Campground at our favorite site by the river. Hooch cooked and I started the fire. We ate and hung out by the fire. Hammocks and tarps were already set up, waiting.

    By 8:30pm we were both pretty tired and we decided to turn in. I carefully got into my hammock and sleeping bag. After a little adjustment of my pads I got comfy and was in heaven. Besides two trips to the bathroom I slept better than I have in a very long time. I love the "sway", it lulled me to sleep perfectly. I slept about 11 hours in my hammock...amazing. At home in my bed I wake up often and toss and turn. Thinking of getting a stand for my bedroom!

    I love my hammock and I want to say thanks to NCPatrick for my cinch buckles and a huge thanks to my Hooch for helping me figure out what I need and showing me how to put it all together. I'm sure that he is the reason my first outting went so smoothly.

    I'll never sleep on the ground again if I can help it! Hammocks are the s*it! Now I'm thinking about how I can feminize my setup and all the cool accessories I need to go with my setup.

    Dancer


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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Good dang story! I nearly wept.
    Glad you had SUCCESS Dancer.
    Did ya'll cook some livermush?
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Glad you had SUCCESS Dancer.
    Same here! Thanks, Shug!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Did ya'll cook some livermush?
    Nope, she won't eat the stuff. Or drink Cheerwine for that matter. What kind of North Carolinian is she?
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    Glad you had a good trip! :-) Looking forward to meeting you at Hot Springs...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Same here! Thanks, Shug!

    Nope, she won't eat the stuff. Or drink Cheerwine for that matter. What kind of North Carolinian is she?
    a sensible one maybe?

    Grizz (the inveterate Yankee despite having lived 14 years in the South)

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