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    Thanksgiving Hammock Hotel

    I spent a wonderful weekend with my family in Southern Utah celebrating Thanksgiving. I brought up a few of my hammocks for show-and-tell and ended up creating a hammock hotel in the backyard. My relatives took advantage of the setup for the after-dinner "Thanksgiving Coma" and I was pleased to see them sleeping comfortably.

    The overnight temperatures dipped down to 28F (-2C) one night, and 30F (-1C) the other that I spent in my hammock. Just for fun, I went to the local ACE Hardware and picked up some wide Reflectix bubble insulation to test as an insulative barrier. I cut it and shaped it so it would fit well in the hammock and combined that with a torso-sized CCF for my shoulder and hips. I used my 35F sleeping bag as a pull-up bag over my hammock and used a fleece throw inside to keep me warm. I was nice and toasty.

    My sons slept out with me. I put two very lightweight sleeping bags as pull-up bags over their hammocks with a small CCF underneath. Both slept soundly through the night (I am so grateful!).

    On display for the weekend were (from left to right) Grand Trunk Nano 7, Hennessy Explorer Asym (empty), Grand Trunk Ultralight, DIY, Hennessy Explorer Asym #2.
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    Now that's cool!

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    I bet you've started a Thanksgiving tradition in your family... everyone will want you to bring hammocks next year!

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    Nice! I like it when people recognize a good thing & take advantage of it.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    Now that's cool!
    Ill second that, and I like the fort as well!
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    Those have got to be some of the best pics I've seen on the forum. There's just something special about the whole situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Those have got to be some of the best pics I've seen on the forum. There's just something special about the whole situation.
    Quoted for truth.
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    =) Way to get the women folk to commit. Ha there is no way they are sleeping with the kids horsing around behind them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogn8r View Post
    Ill second that, and I like the fort as well!
    My Dad will love to hear that! He's been having fun building it from scratch over the past few years as the grandkids grow up. It sure provided many attach points for the hammocks!

    I was surprised at how long my aunts slept in the hammocks. The one in the middle didn't have a pad underneath her and gave up after a few hours, but the others enjoyed a long rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Those have got to be some of the best pics I've seen on the forum. There's just something special about the whole situation.
    Thanks -- I think the best for me was having my two young sons sleeping next to me in their own hammocks. It was great to spend time together.

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