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    Senior Member Muskrat's Avatar
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    Then there is also the flip side of the coin. . .

    I do most of my camping in the southeast mountains. Went on a car camping trip late October to James Island County Park (Charleston SC) with my family and another family (rookies). We were ground-dwellers for this trip although I did bring my hammock bliss double . I had a Sierra Designs Mondo 5 for my family set up and a borrowed air mattress for the wife and I to share . Temps had been fairly mild but we did bring the extension cord and a box fan. Turns out that weekend was 98* with night time temps in low 80's. The box fan only circulated warm humid air. Our borrow air mattress had a hole in it. So I got the idea to go get in my hammock. Disappointment set in when I found the wife of our 2nd family already in my hammock. Granted, it was a double, but I wasn't about to start that conversation. Hot humid air inside the tent was alot cooler than the heat I would have gotten from my wife the next morning!

    Next time, bring more hammocks
    “He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn't know the meaning of most words”
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    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
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    i made that mistake years ago when i was a ground camper yet....

    i always take a TQ ... even in the dead of summer .. you never know
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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