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    Senior Member bmwrider's Avatar
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    Help the new guy find the gettting started stuff.

    I have read a few things here and wanted to know where the best stiff here is for getting started, any help would be great.

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    Shugs How to hang for Noobs is a great place to start.

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    Everyone will tell you to check out Shugs videos. It will help you get an understanding of what all this about. I am new to this too, but spent many hours reading this forum before I came across his why videos. They are a great place to start:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/shugemer...70/d7NZVqpBUV0

    There are 10 parts, watch them all to get an understanding of it all.

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    Shug's videos are fun to watch even if you are not into hanging
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    Welcome aboard from Florida. Getting good advice already.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    The worst part about it is that you may have to watch the videos more than once to get all the info!!! J/K there is a lot of valuable info in them and they are a blast to watch. Raul Perez (WaterMonkey) also has some good info on hammocking and backpacking
    http://www.youtube.com/user/RaulPere...6B45E5C5EC6E3D

    Other than that make yourself at home, ask questions and read old posts, it really helped me out and I didn't waste too much money buying stuff that wasn't worth it.

    JimT

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    I'm new too. LOTS of very knowledgable folks and good people too around here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormstaff View Post
    I'm new too. LOTS of very knowledgable folks and good people too around here!
    The folks here are a great help for us newbies

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Read....watch whoever's videos....but just get a hammock and hang it and start messing around with it.
    That will get you there step by comfy step.

    My vids have a lot of me goofing around as well as tons-o-hammock info.
    The way I see it.....if I am gonna go through all the effort producing a vid and passing info that I spent many a fun hour doing and learning......you are gonna get a dose of me, myself and I indulging my whims!
    Folks can always skip through and back and forth. You can do that on YouTube.

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    You can also check out ProfessorHammock's videos.

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