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    New Member Tigger's Avatar
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    Hanging about over the last year

    Hi,
    I'm new to forums and fairly new to Hammock wild camping (about a year now),
    I camp as often as I can and treat it as quality time with my older lads (31 & 28)
    I only have a tenth wonder xl hammocks which are fairly basic,
    Inside I use a US marine corp extreme cold weather sleep system and when temp is well below freezing I add a heat reflective foil blanket underneath me, my tarp is an ex british army basha, I have modded the hamock suspension by attaching a double ring at each end (this doubles as a suspension aid, acts like a crashelmet fastener and also as a water break to stop rain seeping down the suspension rig), I attach to trees with tree huggers extended as required with thin webbing, seems to do the trick,
    I stay warm and cosy all year round, and in the UK that is not bad, have had some foul weather, hope this is not too boring for anyone, thought I would input instead of just reading, Tigger

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    Not at all boring. This is what we live for. Infact you are a literary genius, my benie is off to you. Thank you for your inspiring words.

    Oh yea, and welcome to the forum, frum Upstate NY.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Tigger:
    Welcome to HF from Bama...........I found the words quite inspiring so as I complete my work day I feel a need for my hammock. Have fun in the trees and keep us informed of the hangings across the pond!!!!!
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    What's up tigger?! Hello and Welcome to the HF from Canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

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    Wink Thanks for the replies

    You've all been supportive, must be nice to have legal hanging sites unlike the UK, I have camped and hung in some strange places recently,
    Top of mount snowdon in Wales (resorted to ground sleeping in a sleeping bag no top cover) 50mph winds and heavy horizontal rain, temp just above freezing if sheltered, but a great experience,
    Also some local public woods in a built up area was a recent haunt, quite creepy if you let it get to you, a few disturbances though and scared some half to death in the dark when he hadn't seen us, until almost stumbling upon us,
    One of my lads seems to love it, the other finds it difficult to sleep out in the open,
    Thanks again for the replies and support, absolutely love reading all your experiences, Keeps the hanging bug alive, sure you know what I mean.

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