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  1. #1
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    Newbie first hang in the rain - success

    My first hammock camp was a rousing success. It rained. Not only did I stay dry, I also was able to cook my breakfast under a tarp. I felt pretty cool using my stove in the rain under a protective roof. I remember doing that in a tent once and worrying about setting the vestibule on fire the whole time the stove was on. There was plenty of room to use my stove safely under the tarp.
    The biggest problem I have found with the hammock: I like to get up at first light and go kayaking before the wind picks up. It is harder to crawl out of that comfy hammock that early in the morning than it is from an uncomfortable bed on the ground.
    I would not have been able to accomplish my transition from tent to hammock without all the help from the generous people on this forum. Thank you so much everybody.
    My hammock is a Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock from Jack’s R Better. The tarp is a Hard Rock winter tarp 11’ from Arrowhead Equipment. The trip was at Waldo Lake, Oregon.

    Thanks again,
    Erin

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    Senior Member J.Andersons's Avatar
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    Seems great first hang but friendly reminder here on HF, put here pics or it didn't happen
    Ride fast
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    Senior Member Resqsarge03's Avatar
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    Sounds nice Erin. I got a chance to hang in my hammock in the rain for the first time this afternoon and I LOVED IT! Looking forward to some real outings with it.

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    Very nice. I'd like to see photos too, if you have them. I sleep so much better in my hammock, but I find that I like to get up and going at first light. In a tent, I groan in agony thinking that maybe a few more minutes and I'll get some sleep.

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    Rain in Oregon.. nah.. lol..

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    Here are the pics of my first hammock camp, I hope.
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    That's what really sold me on hanging my second night in my hammock it rained hard most of the night. I realized if I was in my tent I would have been flooded out. Plus We were able to fill our water bottles off the rain tarp.

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    Congratulations! Nice pics of your campsite. It looks like you were comfortable there.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Great site and setup! Well done. Welcome from Guam.
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Nice setup. Welcome to HF from Mass.

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