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    Waking up on a late summer morning

    Okay, I get the posts in place for my back yard hammock road tests and got my new WB Traveler hung with great success.

    So I spent the night and woke up to a late summer sunrise with the birds singing and me swaying under the clear blue sky. Man was meant for this!

    Waking up with no tarp overhead was a treat, looking up into the trees, watching the birds and golden shafts of sunlight coming through.

    Last night a meteor went over that was the biggest and brightest I have ever seen, with a big fat tail.
    Last edited by DaleW; 09-03-2011 at 12:45.

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    Sounds good to me man. It's things like that the define the quality of the life you live. Forget the numbers like salary, and worth of estate. Everytime I find myself off the beaten path swining in a hammock I think to myself I've found where/when I belong.
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    that has got to be one of the best feelings in the world no way to get that feeling in a tent even with the rain fly off of it

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    What an awesome feelin'! I can't go completely topless here in Ga. The caterpillars and other tree dwellers will bomb you all night (not good if your mouth happens to be open). I just use the smallest tarp I can and pitch it high. It's not too hard to get a nice view of the horizon and soak up some of the night sky.

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    Sounds great to me. The weather is finally getting cooler down here for camping. Nights in the 60's and daytime temps in the 80's. Only one problem. I had to send my hammock off for custom fitting an UQ. Oh well, the weather will only be getting better from now on, and I will be getting my hammock back in a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleW View Post
    Okay, I get the posts in place for my back yard hammock road tests and got my new WB Traveler hung with great success.

    So I spent the night and woke up to a late summer sunrise with the birds singing and me swaying under the clear blue sky. Man was meant for this!

    Waking up with no tarp overhead was a treat, looking up into the trees, watching the birds and golden shafts of sunlight coming through.

    Last night a meteor went over that was the biggest and brightest I have ever seen, with a big fat tail.
    Awesome description! I'm jealous!

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    need a post

    Well I've got one pecan tree about 3 feet around in my back yard so I really need to think about a post in the ground. any suggestions as to how you did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerfu39 View Post
    What an awesome feelin'! I can't go completely topless here in Ga. The caterpillars and other tree dwellers will bomb you all night (not good if your mouth happens to be open). I just use the smallest tarp I can and pitch it high. It's not too hard to get a nice view of the horizon and soak up some of the night sky.
    So it's a bad thing to wake up less hungry than you were when you fell asleep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jima59 View Post
    Well I've got one pecan tree about 3 feet around in my back yard so I really need to think about a post in the ground. any suggestions as to how you did it.
    Easy: a 4"x6"x10' (or bigger) construction grade treated timber with 3' in the ground. The soil here is compacted glacial hardpan, and one edge of each timber is up against my concrete slab patio, so I didn't bother with concrete. As I tamped the soil back in around the timber, I jammed rocks in too. They are solid. I have one at each corner of the patio, giving me a 16' span and clears the shrubs a garden fence and arbor.

    I works well, giving me lots of privacy. The yard has a tall fence and I have quiet neighbors (except that #$%^& little dog). The patio table is at arm's reach and the portable phone and wifi work out there. There is a weatherproof AC outlet close by on the corner of the house.

    Today I planted some ivy starts at the base of each timber to help camouflage them. They do look a little like the monolith in 2001, a Space Odyssey. I'm thinking of putting a bracket at the top of each one for a hanging basket. When the Christmas lights go one sale, I'll get a string of white LED's to hang between them for summer nights.

    I bought one of those cheap Grand Trunk Funky Forest tarps and I was thinking of rigging that for shade.

    I slept out last night and had a good snooze. I have a portable XM satellite radio and that is very cool for hanging. I caught the news on BBC as the sun came up and I finally had to hit the bathroom and get the coffee going. I went back out with my coffee and had a visit from Toby, my Aussie Shepherd, who we both found out is tall enough to stick his head in the hammock when I have the bug net open. So there I was, scratching the mutt's ears, swingin' in the cool morning air and watching the sunrise.

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