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    Default Hiking Withdrawal - Inclement Weather Set Up VIDEO

    Having a bit of withdrawals from hiking the AT last week. Storm came in so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to actually set up in the rain as I have never done that before. I have been lucky in that the rain has come in after I have set up.

    Practice makes permanent:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrG3O2-xyNE

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    Good video. I've been wanting to try out a hammock for awhile, just skeptical because of my size. Definitely want to at least try one after watching this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    Having a bit of withdrawals from hiking the AT last week. Storm came in so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to actually set up in the rain as I have never done that before. I have been lucky in that the rain has come in after I have set up.

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    great video ! thank you for sharing...........

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    I recognize that I could be completely missing this about hammock camping, example: the new Six Moon Designs cuben fiber tent is 20 ounces with the poles. Easy/fast to setup............every hammock pic I see illustrates seemingly complicated rope and setup work................

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    Some have complicated set ups mine is very simple... one line which I dont need to tie a knot for my tarp to tie to trees... then my hammock tie outs which is a marlin spike hitch (easy to do and very fast).

    Then I stake out my tarp. Total set up is about 2-4 minutes depending on high winds and rocky ground. But that would be the same for a tenter as well.

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    I think my set up to get sheltered for hammock camping is faster than a tent. After tarp is up, you can take your time setting up everything else. The lines are not really complicated, probably less so than a tent. Rigging pull outs and using your poles to create a porch is something you can do easy enough and it only looks complicated. Tarps and hammocks expand your options and having breakfast in bed from a hammock while watching the sun come sparkling through the trees is awesome!
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