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    Quote Originally Posted by cavediver2 View Post
    Well I Got My New Clark In Yesterday And Slept In Last Night After Screwing Around With The Way I Had It Set Up AND On Two Different Times I Managed To Get It Setup The Way I Liked It. Now Comes The Fun Part Getting Into Sleeping Bag Inside The Hammock. Now I Know There Are Allot Folks Out Here That Can Just Jump Into The Hammock And Have There Sleeping Bag On In No Time But This Is Not The Case For Me I Ended Up With The Sleeping Bag Unzippped All The Way So It Was More Like A Blanket That Kept Wading Up On Me. At 1am I Got Up To Let My Bladder Run Out And Ended Up Zipping The Fooot End Of Sleeping Bag Togeather But It Took An Act Of Congress To Get Me And The Sleeping Bag All Layed Out Inside The Hammock. At 6 Am I Got Up Because Neihbors Dog Was Barking At Who Know What Just To Be Barking Or To Wake Me Up At This Point I Did'nt Care Cause I Had To Pee Again To Much Whiskey Last Night Before Bed. So After Getting Up Yet Again To Pee When I Was Done I Grabbed My Sleeping Bag Out Of Hammock And Stand In Front Of Hammock Inside My Sleeping Bag All Put Up Around My Shoulders And Sat Back In Hammock Brushed My Feet Off And Swong Them Inside The Hammock Where I Layed Back And Found My Sweet Spot Again Until That Dadblam Cell Phone In My Pocket Out Side The Hammock Went Off I Forgot To Turn The Alarm Off Of It So It Sat Out There Ringing Ringing Ringing And I Said Alright Already Im Getting Up To My Self. So Now Im In The House Writing This Out For All To See. Oh Did I Mention During The Set Up Faze Of This I Broke One Of The Little Clips When I Set Down The Bungee Cord Clip Broke Now (nogods) Had Warned Me About It And I Even Went The Extra Step On Makeing Sure I Did'nt Do What He Did But Somewhere That Went Out The Door I Guess Cause I Did Break It Just Like He Hand Warned Me About Dangit.

    Weather Outside Was 42deg Out I Had A Very Light Sleeping Bag Maybe A 50deg Bag And No Pad Of Any Kind Under Me And Nothing In The Pockets Of The Hammock And The Only Thing I Wore To Bed Was My Under Armer Underwear As At Times I Had To ThrOW Sleeping Bag Off Of Me Becuase I Was Way To Hot To The Point Of Sweating Well Of Course The Wind Was Blowing Some So I Cooled Of Quickly And Covered Back Up.

    So My Question To You Seasoned Or Unseasoned Hammockers Is How Do You All Get Into Your Sleeping Bag In Your Hammocks Is There Any Little Trick Of The Trade Because Im Sure This Will Be Allot More Difficult When I Go To Put My 0 Degree Bag That Only Zips Half Way Down The Side In And Try To Sleep On It This Winter.

    I Am Going To Try This Again Tonight And Im Sure Sooner Or Later I Will Figure It Out But It's Not The Same As Sleeping In My Other Open Air Type Hammock.

    Thanks For The Comments
    mAN, tHAT'S AN intErEsTiNg POST, BUt aN odd WAY OF tyPiNg whERE yOu cAPitalIsE THe FIRST leTTer of evERY worD. I HaD NEVer tHOUGhT abouT It BEFOrE buT it's RealLY StRANge LoOKiNG.

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    It made it difficult to read.

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    Senior Member cavediver2's Avatar
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    Thats what happens when the cap locks are left on

    Sorry but that is my screw up I left the cap lock on. (AND THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO SUCH A THING.)
    WELL IT DID IT IN THE OTHER POST MAYBE IT DOES NOT DO IT IN A REPLY

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    i have a solution......don't use caps at all...
    this are not formal emails.....
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    Talking

    Are all of you getting in a top loading hammocks? The ones I have are all top loading and the method I use is as follows:

    Hang headlamp on ridge line, and turn on so not totally in the dark.

    1) position pad in hammock.

    2) lay sleeping bag on pad with zipper at the top and unzipped almost to the foot box

    3) spread the bag open and have the hood positioned where my head will end up at when laying down.

    4) holding near edge of sleeping bag against top near edge of hammock, sit in hammock, swing feet in and lay down.

    5) a few small wiggles and pulls and there is my sweet spot.

    6) zip bug net shut, zip bag as closed as I need to for warmth. ( most times just tuck feet in foot box and leave unzipped and thats good till about 40 F. Any lower and zip it up higher )

    7) get out book and read for a bit. Head lamp on ridgeline works great and batteries last for hours.

    8) put book in ridgline pocket, hang glasses on ridge line, turn out lite and the rain falling on the tarp lulls me to sleep.

    Has been a very rainy summer and fall here.

    The key to that system is top loading and turning the sleeping bag so the zipper is centered on the top. And that said this self proclaimed know it all, is the best method. OK I do digress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavediver2 View Post
    Sorry but that is my screw up I left the cap lock on. (AND THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO SUCH A THING.)
    WELL IT DID IT IN THE OTHER POST MAYBE IT DOES NOT DO IT IN A REPLY
    A while back some other contributor had similar posts where every word was capitalized. Having the caps lock on doesn't explain it, I don't think, at least not completely. I wondered if whatever browser you're using was "helping". For example, Microsoft Office products want to fix things that I type, and capitalizing the first word of every line is something that Powerpoint does in a textbox.

    I wonder also if you see every word capitalized as you type, or is does this transformation occur after you push the "Submit Reply" button. Or are you writing the post in an editor, then cutting-and-pasting.

    'tis a mystery here, for sure.

    Grizz

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREEN THERAPY View Post
    Has been a very rainy summer and fall here.
    Can you send some of that down south please? I've almost forgotten what this thing you call "rain" is.


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
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    Just not real far South; I'm sick of the rain!

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    I found an old sleepcell Cellcorp sleeping bag I bought from Kmart for $20 a few years ago - it isn't a "long" bag but it is very wide. It is rated as a 40 degree bag. It has a center zipper, a draw string hood, and two zippered side vents. I made a sleeping bag robe out of it by unstiching the foot section with my handy seam ripper (I can't sew but I can un-sew). I'm having the outside and inside covers sewn back together separately on each side so that I'll have a hole in the foot end of the bag. The hole is wide enough for me to spread my feat out and walk with the bag on. I then cut some of the mesh that is attached to the zippered side vents so I can stick my arms out.

    I can step into it before I get in the hammock, eliminating any struggle with a sleeping bag. I can get out of my hammock with it still on and unzip the center zipper to relieve myself if needed. I may have a zipper or velcro put on the bottom so I can close it up, but I don't think it would be good for any sub-freezing weather anyway so that would probably be a waste of money.
    Last edited by nogods; 10-11-2007 at 13:37.

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