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    Hammocking in a Hail Storm-Southern Indiana

    Here's a quick vid of my camp out near the Knob Stone Trail and the golf ball sized hail that accompanied the storm on 03/02.

    I returned home that evening and learned that a tornado had devastated the area only a few miles away.

    It was exciting to be out in a storm like this one, but I was sad to learn that the same storm killed and injured several people in Southern Indiana.

    Hats off to the Maccat Tarp. It endured the hail with no damage and kept everything dry. The bottom of my underquilt got a little damp from the spray, so I may look into getting an underquilt protector.

    Andrew

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    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by awilder View Post
    Here's a quick vid of my camp out near the Knob Stone Trail and the golf ball sized hail that accompanied the storm on 03/02.

    I left that evening and learned that a tornado had devastated the area only a few miles away.

    It was exciting to be out in a storm like this one, but I was sad to learn that the same storm killed and injured several people in Southern Indiana.

    Hats off to the Maccat Tarp. It endured the hail with no damage and kept everything dry. The bottom of my underquilt got a little damp from the spray, so I may look into getting an underquilt protector.

    Andrew


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    Thank you!

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    Glad you made it through, it's a shame about the ones who didn't. Treat that tarp nice, it sure took care of you!

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    WOW!! good the tarp held up and protected ya, hail can be deadly if you get caught unprotected! glad to see you made it home safely. This gives me (and others I'm sure)
    more confidence in my tarp.

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    Wow! glad you made it!

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    That was crazy. Glad you made it out safe.

    Jason

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    Thanks for doing that experiment for us, Catavarie! You put your tarp on the line for the Hammock Forums. Iíve been wondering how a tarp would handle hail. Do you think any of those small boulder sized hail stones hit your tarp? The JRB Weather Shield is pretty good for protecting the under quilt. It helps the under quilt keep you warm too, especially when windy.

    Thanks for the educational video, Catavarie!

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    You got to love that tarp by now.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blaze

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruciehi5 View Post
    ...Do you think any of those small boulder sized hail stones hit your tarp? ...
    I don't know for sure. The majority of the hail was marble sized, but you could find large stones every 15-20 feet.

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