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    Hello

    So I've been lurking for a while, but I guess I should really come out of the woods already...

    I'm an expat Swede living in Austria. I found out about hammocks for camping through advrider, and since it seemed awesome I never even bought a tent.

    I've gone through a DD Hammock, which I bought to test things out, and now have a WBBB 1.1 dbl (thanks darling, a most excellent x-mas gift!).

    I use my hammock for when I'm riding far and away, and when I go fishing. In Sweden, you are allowed to wildcamp pretty much anywhere that isn't a plot, including making fires, so this is where I tend to hang.

    Here's my original set-up on a camping trip in northern Ontario (gf is Canadian):




    Kinda hard to see, but it's just a DD hammock, with their large tarp (4x3 m), and just a cheap-o foam pad for insulation. A two-nighter, I was pin-pointed by a storm that put the camp ground under more than 10 cm of water on the second night.. I sure was happy to be elevated when I saw the stream come in under the tarp...

    This is my current set-up:



    On a four-night fishing trip to the mid of Sweden. As you see, I got lucky and found a camp site with a shelter, so no need to deploy the tarp. The uq is a snugpak that I also got from DD - I decided also there that I wanted to try the concept out before getting some good (expensive) stuff. I like it so much that I find this to be perfectly fine actually. Held me warm and snug down to single digits (probably below 5 that night), and at present that's about as cold as I'd like to go anyway..

    And just to finish off, this is from the same trip but a different location - the view:



    Same direction, spot the moose:


    Hi all!

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    awesome pics.... looks like you've got your stuff together for sure

    and that tarp is GINORMOUS!!!

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    Great intro - Hello and welcome from North of Toronto!
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Great pics. Welcome from PA
    see you on the trail,
    Mike

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    welcome to the addiction from NY.

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    Thanks guys!

    copleycw: yes, that tarp is not small.. but I was VERY glad for every spare cm when the skies opened up on me that night.. Bone dry, even though I had two sets of torrential rains that came close to putting my campfire out, and converted that campground to a small lake (literally, I'm not even exaggerating for effect)...

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