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    Backyard Testing Issues

    After seeing the discussion about the cheap down bag at Walmart, I decided to give it a try as an inexpensive TQ. The online specilal had the sleeping bag for $69.99, or the bag plus a 26" pad for $69.00.

    The package arrive yesterday and looked promising. It packs incredibly light and small, but doesn't feel like there's much there, so I decided to try it out in the backyard last night to see if it was warmer than it looks. Learned two things:

    First, pick a cooler night. Low last night was 67F, so I didn't even use insulation, and second and most importantly:

    Remember when your sprinklers are programmed to come on!

    We'll try again after everything dries out!

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    Thanks for the good morning chuckle! Best of luck with your bag quilt.
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    Sounds like fun. Let us know how your set up does when it cools off a bit. (I'm not too far from Ft. Worth if you have any questions)
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    Any video??? I know you will enjoy the next hang for sure!

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    What'd you say?... You're in the market for a good waterproof tarp?!?

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    Sounds like something I would pull. Laughing with you brother, not at you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaussinator View Post
    What'd you say?... You're in the market for a good waterproof tarp?!?

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    My daughter asked, "Why didn't you set up a cover?" She just laughed when I explained they don't work when the rain is falling up! Apparently I need more than doors. Anybody have plans for DIY floors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesbri View Post
    My daughter asked, "Why didn't you set up a cover?" She just laughed when I explained they don't work when the rain is falling up! Apparently I need more than doors. Anybody have plans for DIY floors?
    LOL, that is a wild one! You may have started a need for an entire new class of hammock related equipment, something with floors!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wesbri View Post
    First, pick a cooler night. Low last night was 67F, so I didn't even use insulation, and second and most importantly:

    Remember when your sprinklers are programmed to come on!

    We'll try again after everything dries out!
    Reminds me of when I went with the boys to the local minor league baseball game on 'Scout Night' after the game the kids get to campout on the field and watch a movie on the giant video screen. Great promotion, so great we had more than could fit on the field and the overflow (our group included) used the surrounding softball fields. Let me just add if you have to go to ground, do it on a ball field. the lay is flat and the grass is plush. you don't even need a pad. Anyway, It was a great night until the sprinklers on the softball fields came on at 2 in the morning. Fortunately we were in tents. But it was the funniest thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wesbri View Post
    ... they don't work when the rain is falling up! Apparently I need more than doors. Anybody have plans for DIY floors?


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