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    Senior Member OldRagFreeze's Avatar
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    About twice a week my wife walks down to the basement to find me asleep or going to sleep in my hammock... Same deal; I get a head shake then a 'have fun,' and she's back up the stairs.
    "We're the Sultans of Swing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaHanger View Post
    Some husbands don't get it either.
    I got "Don't you think you're going overboard with this camping stuff?" the other night. I just looked at him like he was crazy, when in fact it's me who looks a bit nutty with all the JC Penny Puffers sitting around waiting to be seam ripped and me hunched over my newly aquired can of coffee drawing out the vent holes and snip lines for the DIY rocket stove I was about to make (and completed quite nicely with the use of only a nail, ball-peen hammer, pair of heavy duty friskars scissors, cheap $1.99 grill grate and five paperclips).

    Matter of fact it went so well I'm getting ready to make a smaller stove. Can't wait for the looks I'll get this time around!
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    Well they say opposites attract, I guess we have all married an opposite, which is supposed to balance us out. Yeah right!!! I think we need hang time to handle our opposites.
    Last edited by Cali; 02-12-2013 at 14:35.
    Happy Hangin!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    Ha! I know the feeling. I did the same thing. Now my wife has to duck under the suspension everytime she goes to do the laundry!
    Sounds like we share the same basement.

    I can relate to the head shake, I get it so often from the wife anymore I expect it when she walks down the steps.
    Enjoy life's journey, but leave no tracks...

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    "The more we hang, the more we have to leave in the end" -Gresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMouse View Post
    I hope you guys don't give up, if you really want your wives to join you. It took me 8 years to figure out that "You can go if you want to" was Manspeak for "I'd really enjoy it if you'd come with me." After 22 years of Navy life, I thought he preferred being on his own...and I was wrong. He really enjoys it that we share this now. And I'm really sorry I tried to save him money (so he only had to buy gear for him, y'understand) by not getting involved sooner. I ain't giving it up for nuthin' now!
    I've actually invited my wife on a couple of trips, unless there's a hotel around it's not happening. She was a Girl Scout and a Leader, she's all camped out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaHanger View Post
    Well they says opposites attract, I guess we have all married an opposite, which is supposed to balance us out. Yeah right!!! I think we need hang time to handle our opposites.
    That is exactly what my wife and I are. She loves the Sandy Beaches and I'd rather be standing in a mountain cold stream with a Fly Rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaHanger View Post
    Some husbands don't get it either.
    I finally think I won the hubby over with his very own hammock:



    First time in it and yea, shoes on good enough for me though. Only took a few years to bring him over to the dark side. Now to scrounge a full set of gear for him... or new for me and handmedowns for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerrestrialCarnival View Post
    I finally think I won the hubby over with his very own hammock:



    First time in it and yea, shoes on good enough for me though. Only took a few years to bring him over to the dark side. Now to scrounge a full set of gear for him... or new for me and handmedowns for him
    I got the old, he got the new...and then I got new for Christmas and birthday, once he'd determined I was going to stick!
    Real Freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. ~ Charles Lindbergh

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    I was the luckiest guy ever, married a girl who's dad and grandfather were engineering professors. Nothin phased her. She actually encouraged a lot of my excentricities.

    Fishbait, we gotta talk. I use my Witch stand in the basement all the time. Turtlelady stand was my inspiration.

    David

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    My wife doesn't get it either. We'll be out paddling together for about 3 weeks in July. She'll have a tent and ill bring an extra hammock. The tent is the norm, tried and true. The hammock is an unknown. I think one night she'll try it. Then the tent will get stowed at the far end of the kayak for the rest of the trip.
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