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    I "Went to ground" for one night.

    Last weekend (11/18 & 19/06) I & 17 of my fellow cast members were invited to the Carolina Ren. Fest. in Charlotte NC. 700+ miles from my home.

    We were allowed to camp for free, so I took my hammock. BUT, as it were chilly, my son & 2 of our friends were going to sleep in our 6 person tent. So, I decided to not be anti social & slept on the ground.

    All I can say is:
    THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN!

    We had heat, & I had 2 pads under me. I stayed warm, but I didn't sleep nearly as well as when I hang. The next morning I spent about 10 minutes finding a place to hang for when we go back next year I am so ready.


    Summary: I am now convinced that sleeping on the ground SUCKS! Sleeping in a hammock RULES! Nuff said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    Last weekend (11/18 & 19/06) I & 17 of my fellow cast members were invited to the Carolina Ren. Fest. in Charlotte NC. 700+ miles from my home.

    Summary: I am now convinced that sleeping on the ground SUCKS! Sleeping in a hammock RULES! Nuff said.


    Doctari.

    Live and learn....Don't go to ground...It really does suck once you are spoiled by the great nights in a well hung, insulated, protected hammock.

    Find a nearby site if necessary...I once hung across the inside of a 90* corner in a barb wired cattle pasture, while those I was with tented in a available "town stop camp"... worked great, too.

    Develop adequate insulation and shelter plans for every scenario...It is just not that hard.

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    The ground is over-rated. It is only for walking and sitting on.
    NO SNIVELING!
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    well Rock I have to say you are half right - ground is for walking - sitting is for bear canisters or hammocks depending on how close the fire is

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    The ground is over-rated. It is only for walking and sitting on.
    and digging catholes in...

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    And to hold the trees up for us...
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    OK, so there are a few more uses for ground that I hadn't thought of.
    NO SNIVELING!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    Last weekend (11/18 & 19/06) I & 17 of my fellow cast members were invited to the Carolina Ren. Fest. in Charlotte NC. 700+ miles from my home.

    We were allowed to camp for free, so I took my hammock. BUT, as it were chilly, my son & 2 of our friends were going to sleep in our 6 person tent. So, I decided to not be anti social & slept on the ground.

    All I can say is:
    THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN!

    We had heat, & I had 2 pads under me. I stayed warm, but I didn't sleep nearly as well as when I hang. The next morning I spent about 10 minutes finding a place to hang for when we go back next year I am so ready.


    Summary: I am now convinced that sleeping on the ground SUCKS! Sleeping in a hammock RULES! Nuff said.


    Doctari.
    i have been on the ground 5 times in the last 2 years,i did not sleep at all on those 5 nights neo

    i know the feeling

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    OK, just to be sure, I slept in my hammock Tuesday nite. Yep, Ground is for: walking on, pooping in, holding up trees, etc. Ground is NOT for: sleeping on.

    I agree with Pan, you need to be properly insulated. I was, slept on the ground to be social, Next time, Ill be social when awake, will sleep in the hammock.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    OK, just to be sure, I slept in my hammock Tuesday nite. Yep, Ground is for: walking on, pooping in, holding up trees, etc. Ground is NOT for: sleeping on.

    I agree with Pan, you need to be properly insulated. I was, slept on the ground to be social, Next time, Ill be social when awake, will sleep in the hammock.


    Doctari.
    Or you could put a hammock stand inside of a large tent. Make everyone else sleep "underneath" you.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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