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    First backyard hang

    Well, Thanks to the for sale section, I got a WBBB 1.1 double today. Like any good hammocker, I promptly put it away. Ok, I lie, I promptly ripped open the box and hung it. I also got an Arrowhead new River Underquilt. The UPS man actually said "Thanks, you're keeping me in a job" (yikes).

    I set it up, took a nap, and then had my daughter get in so I could tweak the underquilt. The hang is a little low, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of this.

    1stHang by Anonymark,

    She promptly said "This is nice, go away so I can take a nap.

    Ha!

    So far so good.

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    Senior Member Durangoz's Avatar
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    Congrats on your new hammock! Any hammock that inspires naps on the first try's must be a winner!

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    grannypat's Avatar
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    Start saving, as you will soon need one for your daughter.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    MAD777's Avatar
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    First backyard hang

    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    Start saving, as you will soon need one for your daughter.
    This is so true!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    First backyard hang

    I'm the hammock headed off to bed. I'm using a kelty cosmic down bag as a top quilt and an arrowhead new river as an under quilt. It's supposed to be 40 tonight, so this is a good first run. My daughter spent 2 hours napping and declared "this needs to stay up". Ha

    See everybody in the morning! I feel like a 10 year old on Christmas Day. Lol

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    Folks, I believe we've nabbed another one and maybe two. Love to hear and see the amazement of firsttimers. We were all there at one point. Remember?
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Well, I'm happy to report I had a good sleep. Needed a little fiddling to find the sweet spot. Temp got down to 41 last night, and I was warm all night wearing just a t-shirt, wool hat and sweatpants. I need to tweak the lay a bit, there was some ridgeline pressure, and I need to get the underquilt dialed in a bit more. No cold spots, but my left shoulder side kept sliding down and the right side was way to high....

    I do believe I am a convert! I can now happily (and safely) go out into the woods knowing I will survive.

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