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First, Welcome to HF!! My new wife is from Mankato. We got married on July 31st at Sibley Park. Do you know the Brosnans?
Anyway, use the search feature to look up topics and lurk around for a while, you'll pick up a ton of info. I would also suggest watching Shug's videos on Youtube.
Again, welcome to the madness!!
Welcome to the forum! You will find PLENTY of advice here. The members here discourse about many topics, pieces of gear, brands, manufacturers, DIY gear, physics, mathematics, chemistry, current events, sales, mishaps, adventures and more.
So........ where would you like to start? My first piece of advice: start with the "Helpful Hammock Articles" section at the top of the page. If you've not used camping hammocks before, that will get you familiar with the terminology. As you think of questions, use the search and FAQ functions to check the archives. It is almost guaranteed to be covered!
Second, if you like videos: Shug's vids are an awesome way to start. Begin here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7NZVqpBUV0
After that, post your questions and bask in the collective wisdom of the group, who will often point you in three different directions. Last piece of advice: the phrases "YMMV" and "HYOH" are used often- embrace them.
And- happy hanging!
Hi there ... Welcome to the forum ... As you hang here you will find out a ton of information and learn about a ton of products that you will want to buy. Dig in it's going to be a fun ride.
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks". John Muir.
Welcome to HF from Bama..............now that the intro is out of the way, let's get to the asked question.
Advice............run now, you have not been sucked into the madness!!!!!!
If you decided that you want to know more, then I suggest that you follow the above advice from the other forum members. The forum is a great place for anyone seeking knowledge about outdoor camping hammocks. The people of the forum are second to none!!!!!! Please, take your time and ask as many questions as you need to. Good luck and good hanging!!!!!!
Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum
Yeah, ditto what they all said. And welcome to a neighbor from the north from a flatlander Iowegian. Hang onto your check book and credit cards, yer gonna get the "fever" bad reading HF. Just too many neat gizmos that ya "gotta have"
Welcome to the forum! I found the stickies at the beginning of each section to be extremely helpful when I was first trying to decide what direction I wanted to go.
Also, I spent an inordinate amount of time sponging info the first couple of weeks--a lot of time. So if you are married you can do one of two things: limit the amount of time you spend reading, and spread it out over time (an impossibility for me--I geek out about stuff like this). Or you can try to turn off your ability to detect sarcasm. Some personal examples...
Missus (after observing me log on to HF): So I see you are with your new mistress again.
Me: Nope. Just reading about hammocks, dear.
Missus: Has all your research gotten you closer to a solution for world peace yet?
Me: Nope. Just reading about hammocks, dear.
Missus: So. After ALL this time, you've finally figured out how to keep some fabric up in the air... Congratulations.
Me: Actually, I haven't figured out the suspension yet, but thanks for the encouragement.
Feel free to use any of these if needed, and enjoy geeking out--it's half the fun
You're gonna need a bigger hammock
'Cause an old Ford car won't get that far
Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a ping pong ball
'Cause a ping pong ball is much too small
Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a limousine
'Cause the Lord ain't got no gasoline
Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a Sabre Jet
'Cause the Lord ain't got no runways yet
Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a Girl Scout's arms
'Cause the Lord don't fall for those feminine charms
Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a rocking chair
'Cause the Lord don't want no lazybones there
Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a wicker chair
'Cause the Lord don't want no baskets there
Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a biscuit tin
'Cause a biscuit tin's got biscuits in
Oh, you can't get to Heaven in an apple tree
'Cause an apple tree's got roots you see
Oh, you can't get to Heaven on roller skates
You'd roll right by them Pearly Gates
Oh, you can't get to Heaven on a Honda bike
'Cause you'll get halfway, then you'll have to hike
Oh, you can't get to Heaven in our row boat
'Cause our row boat won't even float.
Oh, you can't get to Heaven in dirty jeans
'Cause heaven's got no washing machines.
Oh, you can't get to Heaven on a pair of skis
You'll shuss right through St. Peter's knees.
Oh, you can't get to Heaven on water skis
'Cause the angels don't like hairy knees
Oh, you can't get to Heaven with powder and paint
'Cause it makes you look like what you ain't
Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a strapless gown
'Cause that gown thing might fall right down
Oh I want to go to heaven, and I want to do it right
So I'll go up to heaven all dressed in white
Oh one fine day, and it won't be long
You'll look for me, and I'll be gone
And if you get to heaven before I do
Just drill a hole and pull me through
But if I get to heaven before you do
I'll drill a hole and spit on you
Well if I get to heaven, before you do
I'll plug that hole, with shavings and glue
That's all there is, there is no more
St. Peter said, as he shut the door
Oh there's one more thing I forgot to tell
If you don't go to heaven, you'll go to...bed
And that's the end, St. Peter said, Iím done with this talk
As he closed the gates, And went to HIS hammock.
There is a ps here, that you'all should know
That all the above is just a bunch of snow
There is only one way, to get to heaven
And that is to absolutely: accept no Leaven
So Iíve been told.
Ounces to Grams.
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