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    field report on first nite ever outside

    O.K. ladies and gents. Well last night 3/21/09 was the first time I spent the night in the blackbird in the out of doors. First let me start by saying thank you to all the avid hangers here at Hammockforums to lead me on my quest for comfort in the New England woods. I will try to load some photos later to show the set up in the woods in my backyard but not sure how to.

    Started the set up around 7ish and got done 15 to 20 minutes later, not to bad. Inside the hammock I used 2 blue wally world pads 1/2" X 24" X 72" and let me just say I was comfy warm all night.

    The temp got down to 28 degrees with wind making it feel like 24 degrees. I was able to shut the foot end of the speers winter tarp to block this wind, work out sweet. Didn't get a lot of sleep due to my wife and kids freakin out thinking I'm going to get hypothermia so they kept texting me. Then my daughter kept reminding me about a bear in our area with cubs so needless to say every noise I heard was like, what was that.


    Got out one time for the call of nature around 1 a.m. Inside the hammock for blankets I had a 20 degree sleeping bag used as a quilt and an Italian wool blanket which was quit nice. It allowed me to let my lower legs be covered while I pulled the mummy sleeping bag over my head because my face ,even with a balaclava, would get cold. Hate when my nose gets cold.

    Woke up around 5:30 a.m. to go golf this morning. back felt wonderful so I had a great game shot a 79 second time out this year. The blackbird is a great hammock and would reccomend it to anyone , in fact I think I sold one to someone on the course during play today, by just describing it to another player he asked for the web site of th WBBB. thats about it have to get to store for the kids right now fill y'all in more later with pictures I hope.

    Forgot to mention what I was wearing that night. well balaclava for one but couldn't get comfy with it so ended up with my knitted hat on.
    thermal underwear
    turtleneck
    fleece top
    two pairs of socks

    WARMINGLY,

    TY
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLFER View Post
    ...back felt wonderful so I had a great game shot a 79 second time out this year.
    Man! I gotta have one of those Blackbirds if it will help my golf game like that!
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Man! I gotta have one of those Blackbirds if it will help my golf game like that!
    been a while for the back to feel that good for a round. I think I'll sleep in it the day before a big tournament

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    You'll appreciate this... today, a friend called and invited me to the Tuesday practice day at the Masters!
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    I got one word for you! DUUUDE!!!
    I have to add to this let's say you buy a blackbird, then go to practice round. Now with the BB looking like a stealth fighter do a stealth hang at agusta national . Whoa that would be cool.
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    Yessir, glad you had a swell night out. It is ON NOW!!!!!!!
    Time for Backpack time. Come down for our Northern June Hang........
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    [QUOTE=Shug;110220]Yessir, glad you had a swell night out. It is ON NOW!!!!!!!
    Time for Backpack time. Come down for our Northern June Hang........
    Shug[/QUOw

    Where exactly is it shug.

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    [QUOTE=GOLFER;110221]
    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Yessir, glad you had a swell night out. It is ON NOW!!!!!!!
    Time for Backpack time. Come down for our Northern June Hang........
    Shug[/QUOw

    Where exactly is it shug.
    In Northern Wisconsin ......
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    shug when your out in the cold do you tend to cover your face with you quilt or whatever your useing.

    TY

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLFER View Post
    shug when your out in the cold do you tend to cover your face with you quilt or whatever your useing.
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    I don't ... the moist air will just get inside your bag. My face does OK ... in real cold I pull my balaclava over my chin and my hat to my nose. In real, real cold I wear a fleece facemask I got years ago.
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
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