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    Default Local man hiking Appalachian Trail - Wicked Local

    Local man hiking Appalachian Trail  Wicked Local

    Two months ago, 31-year-old Watertown resident Matthew “Matt” Brown quit his comfortable nine-to-five job at athenahealth to hike the Appalachian Trail.



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    Anyone know which tarp he was using?Lots of people use hammocks and tarps with no issues.

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    Wrong tarp, wrong pitch or just not knowing how. I have been through some serious storms and torrential downpours and have never been wet in a hammock. I have even survived a tornado in one.
    I am not young enough to know everything.

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    Yeah I thought myself that a decision to ground would never be because I get wet...not with my gear


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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Kobzol View Post
    Yeah I thought myself that a decision to ground would never be because I get wet...not with my gear


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    Definitely a learning curve with hammocks, which is why a whole separate forum exists!

    I did a trip recently (Laurel Highlands in PA) where it rained a fair bit and I didn't get wet even with a hex tarp with no doors.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    I have a couple of hammocks, a ENO double nest, and I got a Ultimate double on a web deal, I can kick back and relax in one, but I know I would not sleep well in one in any sagged position. That’s just me. I have met many folks ( even old trampers like me) that find them comfortable. Personally, I’ll take a flat ground, or lean-to deck with a air mat any day.

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    Hammocks are not for everybody.Too bad Mr Brown got drenched early in his hike and gave up on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five Tango View Post
    Hammocks are not for everybody.Too bad Mr Brown got drenched early in his hike and gave up on them.
    In a way it's good because that leaves more trees for you and me. Imagine the situation if everybody hammocked!
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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