Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southeast Arkansas. (The Delta)
Hammock: ENOdn; WBBB; JRBBM
Tarp: ENO Profly
good intentions and the road to hell
well, yesterday and today is a mark on my history of preparedness.
i had court most of the morning. pretty much an intense day, including several days preparation. but, i was ready to get to the woods, so i tell my boy "son, saddle up the hammocks, we're heading out for a night".
i get ready for court, and in the brain-drain, i only half it with the camping prep. get court done then head to the ouachita mountains in western arkansas. get there at shady lake just before dark, hang the gear, then start looking to stay warm.
forgot the uq's. no bother though, as i had some sleeping bags in the car for other purposes so an easy rig.
nope - forgot them too.
determined to hang outside we layered up with all we had and promptly froze the family jewels for two generations. this morning we loaded up and promptly got the hell out of dodge.
my feet haven't yet returned to living temperature.
Ahhhhh......still a night in the chilly woods.
Good luck on the thaw!
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I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Somewhere near Parkville, MO
Hammock: DIY Knotty/Speer special, RED
Tarp: Warbonnet Superfly
Insulation: 50 extree pounds
Suspension: Whoopy slings
Couldn't have been too bad, he didn't go to ground to stay warm.
Course, when you wake up and your calves and feet are frozen together, it's hard to get out of the hammock till the sun has defrosted them a bit.
From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Hammock: DB 1.1
Tarp: CCS 8'x10'
Insulation: Arroyo & Jarbridge
Suspension: Whoopies + toggles
Sorry to hear about Court. Happy to hear about camping.
Even the worst night out there is still a night out there. And if nothing else a great story gives you many laughs for decades.
Stay *cough* warm
When it seems like the night will last forever
And there's nothing left to do but count the years
When the strings of my heart start to sever
And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears
I will walk alone by the black muddy river
And dream me a dream of my own
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