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    Senior Member Roadtorque's Avatar
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    All this treeless Grand Canyon talk raises the question about how well the BB sets up on the ground, anyone tried this that can report back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    All this treeless Grand Canyon talk raises the question about how well the BB sets up on the ground, anyone tried this that can report back?
    No, but I can't think of any reason it would not work as well as any other hammock. It would give you a nice zippered bug net, with a top entrance. I don't know if it is wind or water resistant at all. If not, I suppose you could beef it up with some spray on DWR like Speer recommends to gain some additional "bivy" like qualities under your tarp.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    how well the BB sets up on the ground, anyone tried this that can report back?
    BLASPHEMY!


    If one were so desperate it would probably work fairly well. The nylon wall is pretty high where it attaches to the netting, so you'd have a bath-tub of sorts.
    Trust nobody!

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    all but the mint green seconds fabric is dwr, watch out for abrasion from the ground though.

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    If I were to ever be forced??? to use my hammock on the ground I would at least use something for a ground cloth between the hammock & the ground
    and better yet, a ccf pad to protect the hammock from abrasion.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I can't imagine taking my brand spankin' new BB and putting it on the ground. I think after a hammock touches the ground you have to burn it, don't you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I can't imagine taking my brand spankin' new BB and putting it on the ground. I think after a hammock touches the ground you have to burn it, don't you.
    LOL.

    The bugs would have to be pretty bad for me to set up my BB on the ground. I'd rather sleep under the stars, and let the occasional mosquito feast on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I can't imagine taking my brand spankin' new BB and putting it on the ground. I think after a hammock touches the ground you have to burn it, don't you.
    Now that is funny.

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