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8778Re: Spill him, I mean Spill it

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  • zippydooda
    Apr 26, 2005
      So the swipe by the bear ;-) weakened a seam running crossways on
      your hammock body?

      Sounds like you made a very graceful dismount. Glad it wasn't in the
      middle of the night...

      Bill in Houston

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Coy" <starnescr@y...> wrote:
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "zippydooda"
      > <zippydooda@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Coy, cough it up. How did you end up rolling on the ground
      > shortly
      > > after trying out your new hammock?
      > >
      > > Bill in Houston
      > OK Bill, your right but no shanagins going on. a bear took a swipe
      > at me, missed but ripped the hammock. I suspect it was the same
      > bear Suess fed. It didnt look to happy.
      > diging a little deeper....I made my hammock one day last
      > I think, had to work on Thur and it stormed Wed and Fri so I never
      > got a chance to try it out. Of couse I was also working on bag
      > modifications as well (with the wife doing most of the work). So I
      > finised up a report due for BGT late Friday night...packed for my
      > trip and went to bed late...12ish...couldnt sleep...Cody came in at
      > 3AM but I was done up..I was on the road at 3:15 AM. Fought sleep
      > the hole ride up but felt pretty good once i got there and stired
      > around. Checked out all the hammocks, talked gear, walked to town
      > with Youngblood to check out Trail Fest and the gear shop etc. So
      > bout 3 PM I decided to take a nap. But just as i was ready to
      > off I heard a strange noise. I thought maybe Seuss was scratching
      > my hammock with a stick (he has a bad habit of pestering me) I was
      > too tired to open my eyes and check though. By then I realized it
      > was my hammock tearing. It was real slow at first. I could hear a
      > stich break. I had my bags pulled over me so I quickly started
      > pushing them down for an exit. The extra movment semed to
      > the tearing. By the time I had the bags out of the way I was
      > rooling out of the hammock onto the ground. I manage to land on my
      > hands and feet so only my socks got wet. I calmly went and got my
      > spare out of the truck and was back in buisness in a few minutes.
      > Coy Boy
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