July 31, 2018 Mike's Hammock Camping Overnight: (13 Photos)

 

13.   On Regatta Eve (a mid week holiday here in St. John's) I made a last minute decision to throw some gear in the truck and head out for an overnight adventure with my new Camping Hammock. The hammock is a Free Soldier camping hammock purchased on Ebay, you can read more on it on my May 16th, 2018 ATV run article.

 

 

12.   It was almost 7pm when I hit the highway, I headed west to Whitbourne to the top of Sooley's Pond where we have our Winter Cabin Trip fire spot. This past winter we revamped it with new seating and a general clean up.

 

 

11.   The weather cooperated perfectly with almost no wind and high temperatures, temps actually hit 26 degrees! I had no fear of being cold on this adventure!

 

 

10.   Until recently this has been a rare view of our fire pit clearing, previously you could only access it by skidoo in the winter or boat in summer.

 

 

9.   I set up my Hammock between two sturdy trees. I decided not to set up the rain-fly as there was a zero percent chance of precipitation overnight. Hopefully that actually works out!

 

 

8.   With my sleeping accommodations set I lit a small campfire and settled in with my first of a few cold beverages for the evening. The ground here is low and quite wet when you walk on it so there was very little chance of the campfire spreading, however I kept two water containers full nearby.

 

 

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5.   Since I was late leaving town I had already eaten supper. I grabbed a couple sandwiches and other snacks along the way, so there was no fancy backwoods cooking on this trip!

 

 

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3.   Once the moon came up above the tree line it got quite bright!

 

 

2.   After an absolutely amazing nights sleep (with no rain, showers, or other precipitation) I got up early the next morning to drown a few worms.

 

 

1.   I am very impressed with my new camping hammock. After this initial shakedown run I have a better understanding of stuff I should take and stuff I can leave at home. Maffer & Sooley also bought Free Soldier hammocks so we will have to get out on a group adventure soon!

 

Cheers, MIKE

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