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    Senior Member HamMike's Avatar
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    Overnighter in Ohio

    Decided to head out to the metropark camp area I reserved for the weekend. Weather called for rain so I thought cool chance to see how my tarp would perform. I would say it got down to 43-45f. I definately need an UQ. My pad leaves my back wet in the mornin. I got there about 6pm and setup in some light rain. I got a fire goin and commenced to makin some dinner. After that I stoked the fire and got in my hammock because the rain was not lettin up. I got some seepage and felt a few drops here and there throughout the night. I don't think it was from the seam but from the actual panel. Anyways it was good gear test and I enjoyed the solitude. Here are a few shots. I will have to say I am more at ease without a fire when I am alone.
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    Thanks for sharing. Any trip for testing gear is info for future success and its nice to get out in the fresh air.
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    I was wondering how it went, I kept looking at the radar. No one else showed, I take it?
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    Wow looks like camping in a park with all that green stuff on the ground. So that's what happens when it rains.
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    Do you think any of the seepage resulted from the tarp sagging under the ridgeline a bit? water pooling at the lowest point? Looks like a fun hangout with no one around!

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    Cool..... everyone oughta hang solo now and then. Good for ya' to be with just you.
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    Senior Member HamMike's Avatar
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    Nope just me but it was short notice anyways.
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    Senior Member HamMike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpo63 View Post
    Do you think any of the seepage resulted from the tarp sagging under the ridgeline a bit? water pooling at the lowest point? Looks like a fun hangout with no one around!
    Didn't have any pooling that I noticed, it's an equinox 10x12 nylon. I didn't get soaked or anything. Just a few drops.
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    Senior Member HamMike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Cool..... everyone oughta hang solo now and then. Good for ya' to be with just you.
    I'm diggin solo. I thought I got bumped on the butt by somethin in the middle of the night but it might have been the tree movin too not sure. I was in deep dream state as well.
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    Sometimes if you wait for others to jump on the band wagon you lose the chance for a good time. I learned that in sailing up at Lake Erie, everyone wants to go but only a few get to be a part of a legend. Going hanging is a lot easier...
    Got the "Butt bump" in the middle of the night myself, that's the least of our worries... Think it's their way of saying, "Nice rig man" Lol
    I did what I had time for, put up Claytor JH w/tarp and laid out in back yard for 3 hrs Sat just as the sprinkle started and w/in 30 min went to a light rain. Really enjoyed hearing the rain on the tarp, watching rabbits play tag in the next yard over. I thought it was the ducks that liked the rain? Just stay quiet for 3o min and nature will put on a show for you! Need more time to get out for an overnight though. Really tough when you're on call a lot...
    We've got to get a quick hang in OH. just to get aquainted, our numbers are increasing!
    Stormcrow met some others down Shawnee St Forest and had a good time. Wayne Natl Forest (S. of Lancaster, OH), looks like a possibility. I will have to find out moreabout it...
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