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    Noob hanger--first time

    I'm up at my studio in NC (a little over 3 hours from my current house . . . it's a long story), and I've brought my Clark to sleep in.
    I usually put an air-mattress in the bed of my pickup and sleep there.
    But I always wake up with my back hurting or one arm asleep or whatever.
    And since the Clark is a new toy . . . I had to try it out.

    I've hung the Clark NA from the frame for my gantry hoist.


    And I remembered my BigAgnes DualCore pad . . . but forgot my sleeping bag! I stopped at a discount place and bought a couple of cheapo, mistake blankets.

    I'm still getting familiar with the various knots.
    So it took me a little longer than I'd like to set up.

    Anyway, the shop is about 50 degrees, but outside . . . it's doing this:

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    Senior Member Preacha Man's Avatar
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    Sleeping in a truck, or in a hammock hmmmmm? That is a no brainer. Looks good, and as long as your warm, no worries. Have fun, and try new ways, thats how you know what works best.

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    Psalm 19:1-3 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."

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    The hammock is quite comfortable.
    I can't believe I waited so long. I guess I was mostly concerned about storing my motorcycle gear (cuz that's when I'm usually camping). But I can keep that stuff in the luggage on the bike.
    I'm also still a little concerned about privacy. It's gonna be tougher to change clothes without giving a show in a public campground.

    I only had a little problem last night when my dual-core pad had deflated a bit cuz of the dropping temperature.
    Also wish I had remembered my sleeping bag; these cheapo blankets are just barely adequate.

    Couple more pictures (not that you all haven't seen a million of these)




    Anyway, these are my accomodations until Tuesday.
    Trying to get this thing finished



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    sometimes at work I hang my hammock on the gantry also. What the heck are you making. That is not going to fit in your pack.
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    It's a sculpture for the NC Arboretum.
    I've gotta get it to paint on Wednesday, cuz the paint shop says they'll need 2 weeks.

    I can see with the hammock that I'm going to want some small, easy to pack, easy to clean "welcome mat"

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    Tyvek scraps work well for that.

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    That Big Agnes Aircore looks like the ticket, do you have a Speer SPE for it?

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    The sculpture for the Arboretum looks awesome! I can't wait to see it on site. The Arboretum is less than 5 mins from my house. From one Clark owner to another congrats on your purchase!

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    No, I don't have a pad extender. I'm not sure I'll need one. The last couple of nights, I have noticed my shoulders start to get cold. But then I realize that I've pulled the blanket out from under my shoulders. I tuck it back in and feel fine. Granted, it's @ 50 degrees in my studio. Next time when I remember my sleeping bag, I'll see if I still notice any temp difference at my hips or shoulders. I'm a fairly large guy, so I thought it'd be a problem. But . . . maybe not.

    Pisgahfan, my wife and I are trying to build a house up north of Mars Hill. We've run into all kinds of problems with contractors, so it's been delayed (for 2 years now!!). But my studio is already built on site. So . . . I come up here to work whenever I can. I'm thrilled to have phone and internet up here now. Makes being up here by myself a little less boring at night. Our place is right on the NC/TN state line. The AT runs within stone's throw of our property.

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