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    DaddyDaddy's Avatar
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    The test in the rain stayed Mainly on the Plane

    My first test of my new hammock and rain tarp. My wife thinks I have officially had my cheese slide off my cracker.

    Sunday last I knew it was going to rain and as I 've not had a chance to test out my HH with the Hex tarp, I thought...Giddy Up!

    Set up Saturday afternoon, hung for a bit and then waited for the "storm" to come. Sunday morning about 10:30 a.m. CST sugarbooger and her sister start to comment on the coming "storm". I go to my hammock, Kindle in hand, and settle in for "the storm". About thirty minutes later the bottom comes out of the heavens and it's looking like the apocolypse. The lightning and thunder were enough to make ME think my cheese had slid off my cracker.

    In about 4+ hours we get almost 3 inches...most of it sideways. Me? Safe, snug and warm in my hammock. Dry as a bone. The best part was watching my wife, or my sister-in-law or one of my kids come to the door every 10 minutes, look out, shake their head and walk away.

    Worth the price of admission everytime.
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    No wound? No scar?
    Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
    And piercd are the feet that follow Me.
    But thine are whole; can he have followed far
    Who hast no wound or scar?

    Excerpt from a poem by Amy Carmichael
    Missionary to orphans in India.
    She suffered much -- and bore much eternal fruit.

    There are Crock Pots and there are Microwaves. The world does microwaves; God does crock pots.

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    There's just something about both the look on somebody's face and the sound of rain on a tarp that makes a feller smile.
    Vice-Chairman, Palmetto State Hangers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    There's just something about both the look on somebody's face and the sound of rain on a tarp that makes a feller smile.
    Gresh, I'm still smilin' four days removed and thinkin' 'bout it.
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    No wound? No scar?
    Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
    And piercd are the feet that follow Me.
    But thine are whole; can he have followed far
    Who hast no wound or scar?

    Excerpt from a poem by Amy Carmichael
    Missionary to orphans in India.
    She suffered much -- and bore much eternal fruit.

    There are Crock Pots and there are Microwaves. The world does microwaves; God does crock pots.

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    Ha! I could just picture your family shaking their heads!
    Congrats on a successful hang!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    It's a very special thing, when you confirm the suspicions of others.
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    I can imagine the feeling. I get the "your nuts" look from family and friends when I tell them I am going winter camping. Another bright side is that you got 4+ hours to yourself in the hammock and didn't have to worry about anything that was going on in the house.

    Great spot you've got to set up your hammock.

    Cheers

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    Having just taken delivery of my 2nd explorer with a hex tarp, this makes great reading - can't wait to get out and hang, next week at half term maybe!

    I sometimes test gear hanging out at the woods next to the office, and stroll into work across the snow with a steaming mug of coffee to staring eyes and shaking head.

    The only problem is I oversleep.

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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post

    Great spot you've got to set up your hammock.
    Location, location, location. No wonder he stayed dry!
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
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    Dude you got some huge straps! Those seatbelts?
    "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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    those look like the standard oem straps that come with the Hennessy's from the factory. they are 2" wide. I have a bunch that I ditched from all 5 of my hennessys.
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