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    Senior Member Latch's Avatar
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    Had to stay in a tent - never again!

    This weekend I took my 7 yr old son out backpacking for the first time In wilson creek NC. He has been begging me to go since we started watching Shug=) We brought my old Sierra Designs Tent since I only have one hammock. Boy oh boy did that ground hurt! No roots or rocks, just plain hard! I am now 100% converted to a hanger! All I could see were perfect trees to hang my hammock on next time! I will have to get the boy a hammock if he ever wants to come with me again. I just wanted to share this with ya'll. nothing you haven't heard before. Thanks for listening

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    Please accept my condolences. However, you certainly did it for all the right reasons! Now it's time to make a hammock for your son
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    After hanging for 3 nights in the woods, I was shocked at how much my back hurt after sleeping the first night back at home in my bed. It makes me want to hang in the bedroom. I don't believe my wife would understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Please accept my condolences. However, you certainly did it for all the right reasons! Now it's time to make a hammock for your son
    Yep!


    Quote Originally Posted by kk4df View Post
    After hanging for 3 nights in the woods, I was shocked at how much my back hurt after sleeping the first night back at home in my bed. It makes me want to hang in the bedroom. I don't believe my wife would understand.
    Wifey no likey!

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    that is why the grandson now has his own hammock a nice forest green GT UL...happy 5 year old, happy grandma!!

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    My best nights are almost always in my hammock. I have various back pains from time to time, and it just seems like those all go away after a good night's hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kk4df View Post
    After hanging for 3 nights in the woods, I was shocked at how much my back hurt after sleeping the first night back at home in my bed. It makes me want to hang in the bedroom. I don't believe my wife would understand.
    Most spouses don't....so in the winter I set up in the attic


    Sorry about the tent, philszone95. At this age and weight, you could make him a hammock out of darn near anything and tie a sleeping bag around the outside to keep him toasty.

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    After nearly 40 years of tenting I had my first hang a couple of weeks ago... -3*C and it was the best sleep I have ever had in the woods... I am 100% converted, just ordered another tarp for my winter trips...
    When asked why I sleep with my shoes on? I don't need to out run a bear, just need to out run my camp mates.

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    which tarp did you order? I've been shopping (again).
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    a month or two ago my boyfriend and I had to go to ground while camping. Both of us swore "never again"
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