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    Reminder Of Why I Hang

    This weekend we were doing some trail maintenance and demolishing a boardwalk that was damaged through several storms. We stopped early yesterday due to the lightning and headed back to camp. The USFS guys had tents and the first thing I noticed was how nasty and dirty they looked from all the mud and debris that had splashed up on them during the heavy rain.

    We were all soaked to the bone and one of the poor guys ended up sleeping in his FS truck because his bedding and tent were useless. It was still drizzling as I set my tarp up and then put my hammock/accessories up while keeping everything dry.

    This morning I woke up feeling well-rested and very satisfied in the knowledge that I didn't have to deal with the mess the others would have packing their gear away. It was a great reminder, and hopefully a great example for them, of why it's good to get off the ground.
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    Reminder Of Why I Hang

    Amen! Preach it some more!
    Chase your dreams without fear or hesitation!

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    Senior Member TFC Rick's Avatar
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    Hope that meal stuck to your ribs to deal with that stuff!
    Look up before you hook up!!
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    Me big. Me like hammockgear burrow. Long. Problems no. People good.

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    Reminder Of Why I Hang

    Makes you wonder, who came up with the concept of a tent, anyway?
    Mike
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    Heh. Yeah, if you've got to worry about your hammock getting wet from below, you've got bigger problems than just getting wet...
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    amen!!!!!i hope they took notice...
    Peanuts

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    Amen Brother! Did the tent thing in the mud waaaay too long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Hope that meal stuck to your ribs to deal with that stuff!
    I have to admit that they were some darned good enchiladas. Didn't expect such a feast and it felt great. One good thing about working with a FS crew is you can cut trees down and nobody says anything. We took down a fatlighter tree and had a great fire to dry out by.

    Quote Originally Posted by FLRider View Post
    Heh. Yeah, if you've got to worry about your hammock getting wet from below, you've got bigger problems than just getting wet...
    Exactly what I told them. I said if you hear me crying about the water in my hammock you've got issues.
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