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    Member soulsurvivor's Avatar
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    lady hammockers? help!

    i have a good friend (a lady) who may be catching a little hammock fever. she likes to go with me but has shown hesitancy at the idea of a group hang.. i think it mite be bc of the thought process that this is an overwhelmingly male hobby. i have explained there are lots of female hammockers out there ( i know ur out there bc i see ya postin things from time to time.) she's one of my best friends and i would love to show her a ton of replies here to spark that courage. welcome wagon ya digg? also im single and looking for bush barbie... so there is that
    Aaron "soul" Hastings. aka. "multipass"

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    Senior Member Debi Jaytee's Avatar
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    there are tons of women hangers out there, I'm sure you'll get a lot of replies on this thread to prove it too. It's not a man's world out there in the piney woods, it's a hanger's world!
    Debi

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    We're here! Show her this picture.. All the women look happy even if we are outnumbered. Larger, more private tarp is good for a group hang. Pitch where there is a bit more privacy.
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    My wife is a hanger, she's not on the forum but loves the hammock. No disrespect intended to us fellas but women tend to "class up" a group hang to a degree, if ya know what I mean My wife has gone to some smaller hangs and always enjoys herself and I think it plants a bug with some other guys to bring their wife next time too.
    Good luck,
    RED

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    Right here!! I'm a girl! In fact it was I who got Mr. Pips interested in hammocks. Now we hike and hang every week!)
    "Pips"
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    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

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    Surely, God never did.

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    Here I am. 100% female and I am just entering the world of hanging.

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    Another female about to enter the wonderful world of hammock sleeping.

    And yes, a larger tarp with end caps means that I will have the privacy of a tent without the crawling around on my knees!

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    My wife is a hanger as well. She loves her hammock and love backpacking. She is not a cold weather camper so she will not stay at the next hang but probably visit.
    Husband, Father, and Friend.
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    Actually, this is a subject that has come up before! Show her this thread. I have been to a couple of hangs, and I'm happy to report that the men don't just burp, snort, and fart. (At least not the WHOLE time! ) It's just like any other social occasion or get-together, except you get to do it in the piney woods!

    I think that the only reason hammocks may be perceived as a 'male hobby' is that, unfortunately, camping, in general, is seen as a 'male hobby.' Hammocks are for anyone who wants to camp in comfort!
    "You'll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole." Capt. H. P. Crowe, USMC; Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943

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    Here's the group photo from the CO Fall Hang, where temperatures dropped down to 12F overnight.



    Three women out of a group of 13 isn't half bad... and this was a pretty dang cold weekend. The ladies are just as tough as the men.

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