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  1. #1
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    Cool Hello from Illinois

    I completed my first hammock hang in September in the Porkies, I went all out on my first purchase Blackbird Hammock, Superfly tarp! Thank goodness I loved it and will continue! I just bought my top quilt and waiting to buy my under quit. Rookie mistake should have bought under quilt first. Any way Illinois especially the suburbs of Chi-town doesn't seem the most hammock friendly place so it looks like I'll be driving. If there are hangs coming up keep me posted and I'll keep checking the announcements

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    Senior Member Gallo's Avatar
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    You should check out the thread in trip planning in Midwest it is called I&M canal trail and there is a few of us that go at least once a month or at not least evry other month you should check it out good times

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    Member Evaed's Avatar
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    Sulphur Springs, Tx.
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    Welcome to the forums! Glad to hear your loving it. Head here to find out more on trips in your area. Enjoy!
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...-Trip-Planning

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    Senior Member Gallo's Avatar
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    Oh by the way welcome to the forum

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    Welcome from Clearwater, FL. Formerly from east central Illinois.

    Cheers
    The hanger formerly known as MR3T


    Hang On !!!

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    Welcome! Like they said, the I&M canal gets hit often and it's fun because there's a couple mile hike to get to it. Not too far but just enough to leave the world behind. Also some hanging in southern WI at times but it would be a drive.
    Get lost in the woods and find yourself again. A vacation,to me, is working with your hands and surviving because of the fruits of your labor. In the business world I teach;in the natural world I learn.

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    It's not the porkies... but for a quick trip the I&M is a nice surprise that few folks realize is there.
    Welcome to the site- hope to see you out there!

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    Welcome to the forum! I grew up on the SW side in Oak Lawn. Hopefully will get to the I&m next year some time.
    Slider1
    Survival gear...ten White Castle hamburgers and my hammock.

  9. #9
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    Sounds like you have a helleva start , the hoosier halloween hang is comming up soon ,about 5 hour drive for you probably , well worth the drive , i nice hike in and hang whith some good folks .

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