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    Midnight raid?

    I'm a lone hammocker. In late September I was hanging out near the Bay of Beaver north of Duluth. I had gotten to my spot after an 8 hour drive while the sun was setting. Got my HH up and crawled in...no tarp. After a couple of hours of pitch darkness, I began hearing some noise beyond my head several feet away...mice, small coon, whatever. I yelled at them. It got quiet - back to sleep. All of a sudden something crashed onto my pack hanging on the hammock suspension just beyond my head. What the f___! That animal is attacking my bag! ...and why is my netting on my face? Then a ton of tree debris falls on me...yikes more animals attacking!!! I then fall the two inches out of my hammock as the tree falls into the V crotch of another DEAD pine. Sigh...what a dope as I rehang the head end to another, better DEAD pine, hoping I missed the poison ivy in my bare feet! This happened to me....

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    Question: Does talking to dead trees help prove the fact that hammockers are actully crazy or just help tip the scale in that direction?

    I would not admit that I have talked to noises in the night... nope, not me, ... never..... shhhhhhh. What was that?

    Glad all worked out and you did not get hurt.
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    Oh man! Lucky you didn't get squished. Glad you lived to hang another day.

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    yeah - its quite the ride when that tree you tied to starts coming down - I'm 0 for 2 so far - both trees missed me although one came mighty close

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Oh man! Lucky you didn't get squished. Glad you lived to hang another day.
    I love it!!! Is that an oxymoron? "Live to hang another day" :^ )

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    Quote Originally Posted by qpens View Post
    I love it!!! Is that an oxymoron? "Live to hang another day" :^ )
    Creative writing; who'd of thought.

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    side note for eyewall... if i'm not mistaken, there's another hammocker named ralph that lives in your state.
    i don't remember seeing him on HF but he's active on the hammockcamping yahoo group.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4D's View Post
    Question: Does talking to dead trees help prove the fact that hammockers are actully crazy or just help tip the scale in that direction?
    I don't think talking to any dead thing bodes well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    side note for eyewall... if i'm not mistaken, there's another hammocker named ralph that lives in your state.
    i don't remember seeing him on HF but he's active on the hammockcamping yahoo group.
    Slowhike, if you're talking about Oborn he lives in Idaho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    Slowhike, if you're talking about Oborn he lives in Idaho.
    yep i was... & yeah that's right, now i remember, the potato state
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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