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    Cave Hang

    I got a few buddies together this weekend to go to a cave I knew of. The three of us took one canoe and one kayak and paddled about 2 miles downriver to the cave. We found it to be rather muddy inside--moreso than I ever expected--so I was super glad to have a hammock.

    Having been a rock climber for a few years (but not in the last 5 or so), I pulled out my set of chocks and found a good span to hang from. I used two anchor points on each side, and it held fast all night. I was chilly, but didn't have rocks digging into my back, so that was good.

    Wildlife seen in the cave: 1 salamander, 2 bats

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...pictureid=4434
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    Cool hang, Digrat! Thanks for posting pictures of something I've never seen before!
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    Impressive hang and great pics!!

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    Awesome! Thanks for posting the pics. Very cool hang.

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    Very cool. I can't remember anyone posting about hanging in a cave. Did you have any under insulation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    Did you have any under insulation?
    I used a Thermarest Z-rest pad. I don't have an UQ yet. I also used a DIY TQ made from a fleece blanket. I was rather chilly, as I said, but I attribute that to the inadequate TQ not the pad.
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    What temps were you facing in the cave?

    I've been down to about 50F with a cheap thin fleece blanket - it was tolerable, but I won't be going any lower than that without proper insulation

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    Dude, that is intense.
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    Wow that sure was an interesting place to hang! Thanks for sharing.
    Terry

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    Wow digrat!! That's awesome.

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