Hello everyone,i just discovered this wonderful forum after looking for accessories for my newly acquired Clark NX-250 Woodland Camo hammock.
I got it last monday so,i havent set it up yet.
I'm new to the hammock world but i've been a serious hiker for close to 30 years now and i cant wait to go out and try this new way of sleeping.
My hiking buddy which is in his early 60's now,my next door neighbour,have been using Hennesy hammock for over 5 years now and i dont know why it took me so long to finally agree with him that i needed the change since arthritis is begin to set in nowadays and bunking on the ground is too cold and damp for me now,hence my switch from a traditional 2 man tent to a beautiful hammock,what a change!:scared:
To be honest with you all,i should have done the switch the same year my buddy did,he's 25 years older than me and he's been the one doing the coffee every single morning since he made the switch from the tent to the hammock. And that's over 5 years ago and a lot of pot of coffee,let me tell ya folks!:laugh:
Every morning,not only my friend is feeling better after a good night sleep,he actually springs out of bed like he just laid down 30 minutes ago to take a little nap,he usually sleeps longer than i do also and he mostly,never wakes up,even when it's raining pretty hard,i dont know what i was thinking all those years!:sleep:
So basically i'm an outdoor buff who spends over 120 days out camping every year during our 5 months season(i camp at my cabin site,thats why 120 days)but now with my NX-250 ,the Z-liner,thermarest neo-air,my 5 layer sleep bag system,i can camp all year round now,even where i live which is close to the 50th so we're pretty up there if you know what i mean.It gets down to -40C here without the wind so we need to be well equipped and for me,since i bought a new hammock to start my 40's fresh,well i just got the whole nine yards and spent a bundle up to now to renew all my gear that has served me well over the years but that it was time to retire because,well,it's time for them to fade away now.
I watched shug videos on you tube and the reunion you guys made last year.
I wish i had been there,you looked like a pretty good bunch of joyful folks who seems to genuinely likes the company of one another and thats cool.
Anyways,i just wanted to say I:thumbup:
Great forum and i'm glad to be on board from now on.
Welcome to the forums Clark-O-Phile.
welcome to the forums, glad to have ya aboard!!!!!!!
Your forum name
:scared:I gotta tell you Clark-O-Phile,
My real 1st name is Clark. I'm a bit freaked out by your forum name.
Thanks for the warm welcome guys.
Sorry m8,didnt want to scare you or anything:scared:
Yup,i chose this name after i watched the 2 part video of last year where Shug says to a soon-to-be-converted guy that : we dont use name like that buddy,we'll call you checkin-it-out-dude,i had a good laugh on this one.
I'm new to hammocks and i chose my Clark System after many considerations and a few advices from friends that had actually seen one deployed on a trek.
I hope to test it out soon when the temperature plummets again,right now it's unnusally hot here.It's been around -5C up to +5C in the last 2 weeks so when the temperature drops again,i'll hit the trail for a week-eend of testing it out,alone mind you,my old buddy cant,he's golfing in Florida right now,the poor bugger;)
Welcome to HF and the Clarks Hammock family!HS
Another welcome to HF and the Clark Hammock Family.
Thx,any suggestions for extra's that are essential to have with the use of my NX 250 but doesnt come with it?Anything you guys uses on a regular basis for setting up your hammocks will surely be of use to me.I.E.ropes,poles,sticks etc,
Originally Posted by bigbamaguy
links to products or name of the product itself, etc
Thanks guys,like you can see,i'm stocked about my hammock and i want to get the absolute best performance from it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much
Well Clark-O-Phile .... Whooooooo Buddy Welcome and terrific first post.
I like the HF moniker ..... Clarks are cool. I don't have one but they are feature laden and packed.
Thx Shug,if i could ask how was it decided that you meet up there last year?
Originally Posted by Shug
Will you do it again this year?
I'm only about 4000km round trip from this national forest,that's very tempting :boggle:
Seriously,if it's on an invitation basis only,i understand tho.
One more question,can you help me find someone that would invite me this year?:lol:
I would definitely consider being there to learn as much as i can from the guys that have tried and tested all the methods and tricks in the book.
If i dont drive there,i can certainly book a flight before then.
Gosh,i could learn in a week-end what most guys will take a decade to experience and that would be worth spending thousands just to gain that knowledge in that short amount of time.
Glad i finally made the switch,probably 20 years earlier would have been better but it's never too late to learn.