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    When I had to go to ground

    Well, just fiinished a week in Wabakimi PP. It is 3 hours north of Lake Superior and is predominantly black spruce. On two nights I could not find a safe place to hang and had to sleep with my buddy in his tent. Even though I had 2 wallyworld blue pads I still suffered. The difference was way more than I expected. OY!

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    Sounds rough. At least you had pads and not an UQ.
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    Yea, I've gone to ground ONE time since starting to hang, NEVER again! If I can't fine a "Safe place to hang" where I'm at, I'll move on.
    And, my last go to ground I was car camping & had a Camp rest (a really thick thermarest) on top of a CCF pad & I was miserable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    Yea, I've gone to ground ONE time since starting to hang, NEVER again! If I can't fine a "Safe place to hang" where I'm at, I'll move on.
    And, my last go to ground I was car camping & had a Camp rest (a really thick thermarest) on top of a CCF pad & I was miserable.
    Same here. My last car camping trip was awful. I had two Wally World pads and a Thermarest classic inflatable pad stacked and I couldn't wait for morning to come and pack up to go home. Never again in a tent for me.

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    I just spent the night tenting with a friend! Hopefully this is something I will never have to do again! I had forgotten just how hard the ground can be!

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    You need to join a support group to get you past that horrific experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    You need to join a support group to get you past that horrific experience.
    OH, the MISERY! Oh WOE IS ME!!

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    Its funny how horrific that sounds to me, and all of us but that's how most people do it.

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    I have a question -- what's the "ground?"
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    I went to ground for 3 out of a 4 night trip doing high mileage due to a gear failure. I had a tiny wally sit pad and that was it. It was not as good as the hammock of course, but TBH was not horrible. I was so tired that I just passed out anyway. The only thing that rally sucked was a big storm the one night, a tiny stream started to run under my lower half I put my pack under me though and was OK. There is a vid i made to document this here. I am a weight concious guy, and it actually got me thinking of tarp camping. Then I came to my senses.
    What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. - C.S. Lewis

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