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    Burning at both ends Dblcorona's Avatar
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    I had many naps in the hammock, but my first all nighter was in tahquamenon falls. Funny thing was that for the first couple of hours I was having these paranoid dreams that someone was sneaking up on me. I would bounce awake, look around, then settle back in once my heart stopped running a sprint. By about 1am, I was able to finally get a decent sleep.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

    -- Finis Mitchell,

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    Senior Member Silverlion's Avatar
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    Mine was in my back yard. Just bought the Hennessy and wanted to try it out to see if I liked it. Been hooked ever since.
    We must all learn to live together as brothers--or we will all perish together as fools. MLK

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    Davis Creek Park, group area with the Scouts. Seen here.

    trees could've been a little closer together but I was itchin' to hang.

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    My first time was in my back yard..
    I got about 3 hangs in the back yard between different trees before
    I took it out camping.

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    Mine was in my patio was fats a slep when next doors cat jump into my lap. I screamed like a little girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loneoak View Post
    Would like to hear some stories from you folks, about your first over nite hang. First impressions, funny stories.
    Surely everyone remembers the first one. I have yet to do mine, so I am exempt
    Quote Originally Posted by Lorax View Post
    About 9 years ago in Wisconsin on a 20* night with a 20 mph steady wind. I had a 20* bag and pad.

    I thought I was never going to see morning.One of the roughest nights I spent in about 23 years (at that point in time) of outdoor travels.

    Almost made me swear the hammock thing off completely.
    Mine was about that bad, or maybe worse.

    1st week of Sept, 2006, first night( or day or hour) ever in a hammock, and therefore 1st time to try and use a HH Super Shelter. 22F that night at 10,000 feet after a long hike with altitude sickness getting worse by the minute. My buddy and I were both quite mystified about how that HHSS was supposed to work. Froze my butt off, unable to adequately get in my bag. Woke up about 0200 shivering violently, partially in the net with the HH pad and HH bottom opening more above me than below me. After a bit of initial panick, I fought my way out and slept on the ground, cursing hammocks. Worked out good though, within a night or 2 I was warm and comfy and sleeping like a log. But that 1st night was rough.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    New Member solstice's Avatar
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    Literally? This was my very first hang. I'm the wee one.


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    Senior Member Bradley's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice View Post
    Literally? This was my very first hang. I'm the wee one.
    You've come a long way baby . . .

    Bradley SaintJohn
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    and Curing Ground-In-somnia.

    "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show you great and mighty things . . ." Jeremiah 33:3
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    My first overnight hang was four years ago. Uwharrie National Forest, Hiked about 3 miles. Dopey me chose to hang right at the edge of the lake in early spring. That night a sustained wind of 15 miles an hour (gusting to 20) kicked up straight off the water and temp dropped to just above freezing. Talk about rock a bye baby. Pitched the tarp very tight to the hammock, sides were almost vertical . In those days I used my Big Agnes wide long pad in an Eno double with a down bag as a TQ. I was comfy warm until I had to get out in the morning. The wind was relentless couldn't get a fire to light (stove or fire), blew it right out. Cold breakfast and was shivering until I hiked myself warm. Bought a windproof jacket before my next hang.

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    Springer Mt 12/31/08
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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