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    Senior Member peteypk's Avatar
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    father-daughter hangout in the back yard

    my 8 year old daughter asked me earlier today if we could hammock camp out in our backyard tonight... how could I say no? It is her first hang, after all!

    so, currently (just past 10pm EST), we are hanging -- i in my ENO DN w/ bugnet, and she in her Hennessey Cub Asym Zip (which I bought from @golite here on HF!).

    we've been chattin' it up for about an hour, and now she has just about fallen asleep!

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    in my quest to find a cheapo hammock stand, I had found a mildly abused Nags Head steel hammock stand off Craigslist the other day. As I paid up and collected the stand, I noticed that someone had dismantled and thrown out a two-person swinging seat set. I went over and inspected the wares... and so I grabbed those parts too!

    After a bit of cleanup and a trip to the Home Depot for some hardware, I mish-mashed some parts together to come up with TWO bi-pods, of sorts -- one for the kid, and one for me! I staked them down and hung our hammocks to them and the other end to out deck!
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    Very nice reuse of materials. One of the HF members made a stand from a similar swing.

    Enjoy your hang!

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    Good for both of you! Great times for sure.

    What stake do you use for the stand, by the way? Great setup.
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    [QUOTE=peteypk;756354]my 8 year old daughter asked me earlier today if we could hammock camp out in our backyard tonight... how could I say no? It is her first hang, after all!

    They have to start somewhere, and no better place than familiar surroundings. I hope the call of the wild gets in her blood. Good going dad.

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    Awesome setup thanks for Sharing
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    That set-up looks great, P!!! Thanks for posting!
    "Pips"
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    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    Nice job on the setup, may the campout lead to many more in exciting places. ;-)

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    How about a out come report, did we make it all nite?

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    Sounds like a fun time in the backyard!
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    Looks great. Love it when the kids start to get the outdoor itch--nothing like getting kids out to camp! Let us know how it goes--could be the start of some great adventures.

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