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    Member mercop's Avatar
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    Foul weather improvised hang

    My folks had a bunch of people at the house this weekend and space was tight. I figured I would just test drive my brand new Warbonnet Blackbird. There were a few issues, first of all, there was only one tree to tie off to in the yard, so I used my Jeep. Issue #2, I forgot my good tarp and we were expecting very heavy thunder storms. My Dad loaned me tarp, and of course I had para cord. I had two little aluminum stakes for the hammock but whittled a few for the tarp. It was all done with slip knots and taught line hitches so my Dad could keep and reuse the para cord.

    This was the first night in the Blackbird, I was comfy, and pleased with my purchase. I enjoyed the sewn in foot box, shelf, and bug net. It was one of the worst storms I have ever been out in, it did not let up much all night. I was high and dry, and thanks to the tarp and the Blackbirds snakeskin, it was put away without every touching the ground or getting wet. Here are so me pics.






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    Nice. it is always a good feeling to escape nice and dry. Wondering if there was any visible wear/damage to the car pillars?
    It really is a great hammock.
    Jasin

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    Member mercop's Avatar
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    None at all, not the first time I have done it and I am 300 lbs.- George

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    Senior Member ArcsandSparks's Avatar
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    So how did the inside of the Jeep fair with an open window?
    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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    Member mercop's Avatar
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    Ask my daughter who ended up with a wet ***

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    Nice first test drive! Yes,"tight on space" is always a good excuse to get out of the house and into your hammock.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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