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    Senior Member kayaknut01's Avatar
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    Thumbs up First Sleep With New Gear!!!!!!

    Was able to get out this weekend for a hang, took daughter and her friend they tented it "poor souls". gear used, wb bb, 3 season yeti, oes deluxe spinn tarp, ccf pad and msr groundhogs, this was at a local state park, (lake kegonsa) over all i slept like a dead man ONCE I GOT TO SLEEP!!! dogs yapping all night drunks yelling, generators going car alarms beeping, you know the drill, anyway wb bb was great to finally spend a night in it woke up completly rested and NO BACK ACHES. Around 2 am was able to get some light rain on me so i deployed the tarp very easy to set up and covered me very well plus other gear and firewood, top notch by OES. The yeti was a little diffrent, i as well took down the hammock to install the yeti under me, then found out the yeti liked to go from one side to the other however i did toss alot due to my 0 degree bag and ccf pad giving me comfort issues, all n all very successful hang with great stuff thanks to all who made it possible, i need some minor help getting the ridgeline set correctly it was very very tight this hang. i tried diffrent adjustments just could not get dailed in KEEP ON HANGING IN THE FREE WORLD
    i do not remember the question, however i believe beer is the answer

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    Congrats on your first hang! So glad it went well.

    Earplugs!
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    Senior Member fin's Avatar
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    Second on the ear plugs for campgrounds or busy areas.

    In the wild, I want to hear the bear or raccoon that is tearing down the food bag, but in the backyard or campground, ear plugs are essential equipment.

    Glad you liked your first night in your new gear! By the end of the NCT hike, you will have it dialed in!

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    thanks ff thats what i am hoping for "to get dailed in" and meet the fine people of hf.
    i do not remember the question, however i believe beer is the answer

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    When you setup the hammock just make sure the ridgeline is still slightly 'droopy'. As soon as you get in the hammock the ridgeline will tighten up nicely for you without being excessively taught.

    Sounds like a good trip, minus the 'people noise'. Welcome to the BB Gang/Tribe/Flock.
    Trust nobody!

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    you don't need to take down the hammock to install the yeti, sut hook the chock cord over the whipping mass from below.

    just reach over the edge and re position the yeti once you get situated. if you change positions alot you may need to reach over the edge and pull it up on the shoulder side a little, luckily this is easy to do.

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    Senior Member kayaknut01's Avatar
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    thanks for all the advice, after reading alot of posts what your saying brandon holds true i just overlooked that had a "why didn't i think of that moment" i really am going to enjoy this "new style" of camping. great people + great gear = GREAT TIMES. looking to hopefully get a tq next year with income tax return!!! til then its a sb. KEEP ON HANGING IN THE FREE WORLD!!!!!!
    i do not remember the question, however i believe beer is the answer

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