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    SkyPainter's Avatar
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    Smile Hi From Massachusetts!

    Hello!

    Just purchased a Hennessy Hammock (Expedition A-Sym) from REI on sale, and looking forward to using it in the mountains of New England to start, generally for hiking and hike-in Fly Fishing trips. The woods are thick here, and locating 'tentable' areas can be tricky.

    Used hammocks in Vietnam way back when, and like the utility, weight, and ease of use.

    From my username, you may glean that I am a Skydiver. Using the hammock at various dropzones will allow me to stay for free (or minimal cost) over long weekends for jump boogies.

    I hope to learn a lot here, regain some of the skills I had in the past, and join the "Ewok" community as soon as possible!

    SkyPainter - good in the air, good on the ground, good in between!

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    Welcome to the forum from an old hang glider pilot. Check out Jeff's, "To the woods " site and also Shug's video's for new folks.
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

    www.birchsidecustomwoodwork.com

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    SkyPainter's Avatar
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    Newbie Info ...thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    Welcome to the forum from an old hang glider pilot. Check out Jeff's, "To the woods " site and also Shug's video's for new folks.
    Thanks, Man! I found the "ToTheWoods" site, and will be spending a LOT of time there reading! GREAT info!

    Really glad I found this eclectic community ...

    SkyPainter

    You don't need a parachute to Skydive. You only need a parachute if you want to Skydive twice. - My first Jump Course Instructor

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    A Whooooo Buddy Welcome SkyPainter...
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Secure in Sector Seven

    Shug's YouTube Videos

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    SkyPainter's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    A Whooooo Buddy Welcome SkyPainter...
    Shug
    Why, thanks Shug! Great videos online ...gonna keep me busy for a long time!
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    Skypainter:
    Welcome to HF enjoy yourself and thanks for hanging out with us.........I had a skydiver give me some sage advice one time: "its not the fall that kills......it the sudden stop as the ground rushes up that does!!!!!!!"
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Senior Member Bleemus's Avatar
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    Welcome SkyPainter! We have a NE Hang scheduled for July 9-11 at Grout Pond in Southern Vermont. Join us!
    Bleemus

    Yes, I sleep in a hammock. Please pass the Grey Poupon.

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    Welcome to the forums and hope you find what you need here. If you can make it to the hang you should have a chance to see lots of different gear and perhaps try some out. Hope to see you there!
    By the grace of God, I am not the man I used to be.

    Aimee


    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    Senior Member Poppabear's Avatar
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    Welcome glad you are hanging with us!

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    Senior Member amac's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums. Always nice to see another New Englander.

    There are some fantastic video series here. Already mentioned above is Shug's, also Grizz's: here's the first in his series on suspensions: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/v...ils&videoid=99
    "Every minute outside ... is a good minute!" -> Calvin & Hobbes, 8/1/1993

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