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    Youngest boy's an animal - solo hang this weekend...

    Well, looks like I've created an animal...

    My youngest boy of 8 asked me to set up the hammock out front for him this weekend, and slept the night out there.

    I'd have been out there with him, but I only built one hammock stand.

    Temps were a bit warmer than we've had lately, a bit above freezing, I'd say.

    He had:
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    REI mummy sleeping bag (temp unknown, prob 0F), used as TQ
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    +20 bag under him just in case

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    He woke up at sunrise, played outside for a bit, then came in for breakfast...

    It was actually the first use of the Incubators we received last week. Predictably, he said he was too warm and sweated a bit. The extra bag I put in there with him was overkill for sure, but I wanted to be sure he was covered if the UQ because loose somehow....
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    Totally admirable ....respect to him.
    That boy will do all-right!
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    that is awesome! glad he stayed out and enjoyed it!
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    Very cool! Seams like not many 8 year olds would want to spend a night out by themselves today.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Wow that's great. Such courage from such a young guy. He'll be out in the woods on his own before you know it.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Very courageous and independent little guy!
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    That boy's a heck of a lot braver than I was at 8 year's old. Really cool kid you have there.

    Fronkey

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    Very cool. Good for him.
    Good luck,
    RED

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    Much respect to the young man!
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    That's is just awsome!! sounds like you need to make more stands.

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