My eldest was taking part in a scout camp so I thought I’d go help setup and claim a night out in the hammock.
I’d been to this area before so knew where I would hang but unfortunately the sheep where grazing in that field so had to improvise.
The trees on this estate are ancient so tree huggers would struggle to reach around trunk so with a bit of thinking I came up with a plan.
I used a thick horizontal branch and the roof bar of my car to string the ridge line. Normally I run the ridge line under the tarp but it had and was going to rain heavy I didn’t want water seeping under tarp along ridge line.
I attached tree huggers to branch and roof rack and slid the whoopie slings over.
After adjusting the hammock I clipped on the under blanket and threw in the quilt. One thing I will change is the dd hammocks quilt has snaps at the bottom to stop it coming of your feet but these always pop off. I’ve been meaning to stitch this and never got round to it but will do this soon.
It was a clear night in the end so after a dehydrated turmat meal left over from taking part in the Fjällräven Classic in Sweden and a Polish beer I hit the sack.
I was woken by the sound of 200 sheep being chased by 5 scouts at 06:00