Hung my new ENO just today! I'm very wet behind the ears...in Santa Rosa..cheers
I was hanging last night in Cen*Cal.
"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."
Last year was the first year I had noticed any other hangers and they were in our group. It's nice to see it catching on though.
Happy Trails to one and all.
Enjoy the outdoors wisely and elevate your perspective.
Modified Penny Wood Stove instructional Video-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fPlHqsYy38
Hammock Wheel https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...09#post1035609
Another Really cool JC Penny Puffer instructional- https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...141#post953141
I have yet to come across another hammock camper down here (SoCal) in the wilderness, but I've met 1 or 2 in gear shops. We're out here and...
...be on the look out for a SoCal hang sometime this spring or early summer. (I hope to plan one with a few CA guys.)
I started using a hammock just about a year ago. Most people look at me sideways when I proudly announce I'm a hammock fan. They don't "get it" until they hop into one. If you want to convert someone to hammock camping, go on a trip with them and have them try your rig out. Then, when you sleep blissfully in your hammock and they sleep on the ground--voila!--you have a new convert. Everyone who has laid down in my hammock loves it. They just need to get around to buying/making one.
Michael (SoCal Mike)
I first hung in the Angeles Crest Mountains in California back in 2003 and got a lot of weird looks. You'd think Californians would be the leaders in “quirky” and new. I was surprised when I looked at the spreadsheet for Hammock campers, and saw only a few for Cali.
I just got word my "Lite owl" just shipped San Diego checking in!!!
I give credit to the two work buddies that bought Hennessy's a couple years ago; after an hour in one of those in the front yard I knew my ground days were numbered. In the backcountry I've only ever noticed me and my buddy (not one of the HH guys) hanging next to me. But I have done a loaner trip and had a couple "intro" hangs in the front yard. Wait, what am I saying?
Hanging in a hammock in California is bad for you. It causes blindness, memory loss, and bad breath. Don't start, it's not worth it. Fishing.... fishing too... yeah that's it. Don't fish in California either, same wicked side effects.
"...the wolf shows up. Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind one lonely sheepdog."
-LTC D. Grossman