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    Shawnee hangin' and a new convert

    Just got back from a trip to Shawnee NF to do some herpin'. I convinced my dad to get a GT UL, and he tried it out last night. He's a believer now. He slept for 12 hours! I pitched my new Guide Gear 12x12 tarp over both of our hammocks as pictured. Thanks to dejoha for the great no-sew DIY PLUQ instructions; I used it last night along with a thin pad and it felt like an oven at about 40 degrees.

    Not much luck with herps, but there's another hammocker in the crowd now.
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    12 hours, now that's a serious sleep! He was made for hammocking.
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    No doubt! That's what I call a natural!
    Heh heh.

    Good job, you guys!

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    That is some serious slack time in the hammock! Nice depth of field with your camera...
    Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

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    At what point did you hold a mirror in front of your dad's mouth to make sure he was still breathing?
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    That looks like a great time.

    That tarp is a biggun, ain't it? I picked one up, too.

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    Looks like an amazingly comfortable set up ya'll have. No surprise on the amount of sleep. It's what's hammocking is all about, comfort!!

    Great photos. Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    At what point did you hold a mirror in front of your dad's mouth to make sure he was still breathing?
    Not necessary; the snoring was a dead giveaway (pun fully intended).

    The tarp is huge. I bet I could fit 3 hammocks under it.

    Thanks Arcs. That's my new 35mm 1.8 lens. It rarely comes off my camera these days.
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    What herps were you looking for?

    Glad to hear how well that PLUQ worked for you...I've been debating on making one for summer use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    What herps were you looking for?
    There's a well known area in Shawnee that has a biannual herp migration. I've been several times, and there's usually all kinds of great stuff: cottonmouths, rough greens, copperheads, and the occasional timber rattler, along with various skinks, frogs, and salamanders. I think the weather was a little too screwy this time. Still found a few larval salamanders, a rough green, and a couple ribbon snakes though!
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