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    Testing Mrs Dogstar's First Hammock

    So I got Mrs Dogstar to try a hammock. I ordered her a DD scout as a starter hammock. At just 15 english pounds it's a good way to try hammocking for anyone as vertically challenged as Mrs Dogstar, without a huge expenditure.

    We went to the local meadow and hung in what I call Hammocktest HQ, which is a traditional wood frame barn that sits in the middle of the field.

    I hope everyone can see the pictures ok and there arnt too many of them to load!



    This is Hammocktest HQ, in all it's glory.



    Mrs Dogstar in the DD scout. She seems mighty happy. I lent her my home made sleeping bag UQ conversion to sweeten the hang for her.



    Within 15 minutes, she was asleep! I think we have an instant convert here people! Proud to see my 20 sleeping bag doing it's job.



    I took my Frontline too so she could experience a higher spec hammock, by the end of the day she was asking how much they are, what a WBBB is and the difference between my hammock and a hennessy hammock. I can see bank balances taking another dip shortly! All in all we had alot of fun and hopefully this will pave the way to some fun autumn hangs!


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    Dogstar,

    Thanks for your post and the pics. Look's like project "Hammock Conversion" was a success.

    Of course your success will also be measured by the weight of your wallet in the next weeks to come.
    I hike with SCISSORS cause it makes me feel dangerous ... LoL

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    She looks like she was happy with the experience. Congrats on the apparent conversion.

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    Indeed. Next up: her first overnighter!

    Sharing what I've learnt on these forums with her is proving almost more fun than putting it in practice for myself. Thanks again to all the contributors.


    p.s.
    Mrs Dogstar is also an accomplished seamstress and has shown an interest in making underquilts and top quilts for us both!

    *fist pump*

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