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    Hey all-

    I just returned from a Boy Scout trip this weekend to Valley Forge, PA. Low temps Friday night were 33* with 5-10 mph wind gusts. I had my HH w/Supershelter and a 0* bag. I supplemented with a space blanket over the foam pad and my jacket under the foam pad and I was comfortable all night. no condensation.

    Saturday night the low was 38* with less wind and I was actually too warm with the same setup. This morning I did have some condensation between the space blanket and hammock. Good excuse to air it out and take a nap this afternoon in the sunshine.

    I finally had a breakthrough with my hammock preaching with the scouts and leaders. I think until this weekend they kind of looked at the hammock as a novelty. But this weekend they got to see I was comfortable, warm and off the ground while everyone else was roughing it on the ground, cold and hard. For the first time I got a lot of questions and interest in the mechanics of my setup (there is a pic in my gallery, but it's a basic HH setup.) We hiked all day Saturday and most adults were complaining about their backs by the end of the day. I was thrilled to wake up warm and refreshed both days.

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    Did you hike on the Horseshoe trail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Did you hike on the Horseshoe trail?
    No, I wish. We just hiked the perimeter of the park. We had almost 50 people with scouts and adults. I won't share how many miles we hiked in the 6 hours we were there in order to save myself from embarrassment.
    You are only lost if you have someplace else to be.

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    It's "hard" not to rub it in when you sleep so well and watch others crawl and stretch out of their tents! It's good that they see a more comfortable alternative, and will hopefully try it out.

    I have a huge love of the out doors, and found that any way to express and share with others in a way that they have comfort, and not fear, really enhances their experience and promotes more stewardship for our parks and trail systems. It's a win/win situation in other words.

    Thanks for sharing your report, and thanks for sharing your hammock with the scouts!

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