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  1. #1
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    First Hang - I'm hooked

    We spent a week at Camp Woodruff, Ga. and it looked like a warmish week to be in a tent. I bought a HH Explorer and HexFly (It also looked like it might be a wet weekend) to try for the week. I also bought The Ultimate Hang which I read along with a lot of lurking here.

    The first night it rained about the time I started to set up. Fortunately, I had the tarp and hammock set up with Rap Rings, atlas straps and snakeskins and had played with the setup before leaving (did I mention how much great information I read...) so I had the tarp up in seconds and the whole thing up in a few minutes. I also stayed dry.

    I modded the hammock a little with tie-outs and sewed small rings to the tarp that came with it as well as to an old poly blanket (cheap car camping UQ). I used the tarp as a second bottom layer all week.

    I slept with just a light BA sleeping bag the first night and was perfect, but woke up a touch cool on the bottom. The second night I tried the UQ (and adjusted the hang a bit) and was a bit warm. I also tried a night with a small thermarest.

    All in all, I was very comfortable all week. I was also dry and bug free. It rained hard one evening and we had a couple of showers. I got to try several setups, and have it down - nothing down to 68ish, a thermarest below that and the UQ (gonna make a real one) if it gets colder than around 60.

    A great first experience - Thanks to the members here and that great book. A couple of pics (let me know if you see anything that could be done better)-





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    Senior Member lilprincess's Avatar
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    First Hang - I'm hooked

    Sounds like a great trip. Doing your homework before hand makes a world of difference. Great job!
    Chase your dreams without fear or hesitation!

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    Glad you had a good week and got to experiment with things.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Well done on your first hang! Now the addiction will set in...
    Something hidden. Go and find it. Go, and look behind the Ranges. Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you . . . Go! - Rudyard Kipling

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    First Hang - I'm hooked

    ===> Welcome to the trees! Now you're in for a long journey....at first it is about gear and set-ups. Then more gear. Then possibly making gear. Then it becomes about people to hang with, then places to go hang. More gear - that never ends!

    It will enrich your life in countless ways, empty your wallet, but fill your soul.

    Welcome

    Hang tight!

    ~ SkyPainter
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

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    That is the cool thing abut Hennessey's, not having to get in on the side you can get your tarp pretty darn close. It looks like you did that and I can see why you stayed so dry.

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    Welcome! It looks like you did your homework well! Thanks for sharing.
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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