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    Great job on the TR. Nice to know what your gear can do. What's next, -10* TR?

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    Senior Member Perkolady's Avatar
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    Thanks for your kind words, everyone!

    I normally love being outside in the rain. It's kinda magical for me. I haven't been in too many extreme rain storms like this though. It was really great to find that (once the leak is sealed) I can trust my tarp!

    Even with the wind constantly changing direction, having the larger tarp was definitely a plus!

    Quote Originally Posted by Oms View Post
    Nice to know what your gear can do. What's next, -10* TR?
    Workin' on that one. After all, half the fun of hammocking is the process of being able to be prepared for just about anything. It's one of the many common hammock addiction symptoms.

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    fantastic report, so glad you posted it!! That was one grade A camping experiences, ok, minus the accorns, tree limbs, lightening, path to camp site ect.... What's a little drip from your tarp when you've survived all that!!! Way to go!! These are the trips that you'll talk about for a LONG time!! I'm actually jelous!

    TinaLouise

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    TL said it well. If everything goes well, there's not a lot to report. The best stories are about adversity being overcome!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Great report! Always nice to know that your gear can hold up.

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    Thanks!

    Nice! I really enjoyed reading that!

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    Loved the way you stuck in there to really see if you gear would hold up!
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    Great Post! Thanks. Lots to think about

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    That honestly sounded like fun!! Aint having a largish tarp great at times like that? At times like that I think back to when I (Gasp) tented & how different my time would have been.

    Great report, thanks! I also like the flashlight loop idea!!
    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
    PAIN is INEVITABLE. MISERY is OPTIONAL.

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    Wow, one of the best reports ever!
    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.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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