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    Senior Member SmokeHouse's Avatar
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    Greetings,,, and weclome to HF.

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    Hi Atlas...welcome to Hammock Forums. Because there is so much information here, I concur with "Griz" that you may want to start at "Just Jeff's" site (To the Woods) so that you aren't discouraged by information overload here. There is a tremendous amount of info on HF, but some of it can seem like minutiae to someone just starting out. Once you set up and sleep in a hammock, a lot of it becomes a lot clearer.

    Don't hesitate to ask any questions that you may have. We are a friendly group and we've all asked a lot of the same questions when we first started off. There are no such things as "dumb questions"....really.

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    Welcome Atlas. The people you did meet area great group of hammockers.
    Chris

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    "Meeting the hammock people"... first thing I thought about was a documentary I saw titled "Treeman Meets Treeman"
    Well, if you didn't see it... never mind
    Just glad we don't look quite that rustic

    And welcome aboard!
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Senior Member animalcontrol's Avatar
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    IF you met Stormcrow, Fin and doctari and STILL found the will to come on here and post, you're die-hard enough to join up!
    enjoy your new hobbie...and Welcome!
    "Every day is a new day to a better future"
    "Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done is not among them." ~ Mike Dooley
    "What if I told you that you couldn't have anymore of anything... No more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?"~ Mike Dooley
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~ Socrates

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    Senior Member fin's Avatar
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    Hey, the Grounders! I was in that group you saw, but we didn't chat at all other than our initial greeting at camp 1. I had an inexperienced backpacker with me as well, and spent most of my time showing the way. I was actually hoping you would have come over Saturday night at camp 3 to check out our gear as we all sat under my BAT and cooked in the rain showers. I think you probably dove inside your tents once the rain started, because I don't recall seeing you the rest of the night. Probably still sucking for breath in that humidity after climbing that sadistic trail. BTW, did you have potatoes for dinner saturday, also? It seemed like everyone in our group did.

    Stormcrow and Grizz are two of the best "hammock people" you could have met on that trail. Should have come on over - we would have let you try out all the different rigs and shared some stories. And you could have seen firsthand what DIY hammocks look like, as well as the current "Hot" hammock and my favorite, the Blackbird.

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    Welcome Atlas!

    Quote Originally Posted by Atlas View Post
    ...I didn't expect to find a tribe of hammock people hanging in the trees, but there they were. After eyeing them and their funny shelters for a moment, I made my approach. I found the hammock people to be quite friendly and warm hearted, sharing stories and pleasant conversation... They said there were more hammock people than they and that I could find them at hammockforums.net.
    Great story Glad to see you found your way here. By the way, a more technical term for hammock people (especially ones that congregate in groups) is "Ewoks."
    Fiat Luchs

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    We're so friendly because we sleep really well. Welcome!
    hahaha good one!

    Welcome to the Forums!
    Hope everyone's able to help you get started right,
    and I hope you never look at a tent the same way again.
    ...Says Pawfoot, thats who!! [ Cuz thats how I roll ]
    and Coffins ARE used for transportation...

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    Welcome Atlas. Say hello to a bunch of nice new friends and goodbye to the money in your wallet.
    Knotty
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlas View Post
    Planning a weekend trip to Shawnee State Forest, I didn't expect to find a tribe of hammock people hanging in the trees, but there they were. After eyeing them and their funny shelters for a moment, I made my approach. I found the hammock people to be quite friendly and warm hearted, sharing stories and pleasant conversation. After a bit of banter I began to inquire about their hammocks. They spoke nothing but praises and swore by their contraptions. They said there were more hammock people than they and that I could find them at hammockforums.net. So, here I am, curious to know more about you the hammock people and your ways. To be honest, the hammock people I've already met have pushed me to the edge of joining your ranks, I'm just looking for that last shove.
    The hammock people will hold you up even when your suspension won't. They will gift you. They are a fine and hearty people. They show respect I do suspect.
    You met some of our most beloved and quaint hammock ambassadors. I know that the enthusiasm they spilled upon you was heartfelt and earnest.
    Hammock people care for your comfort in the piney woods.
    All secure in sector seven,
    Shug of the hammock people .... but not of the hammock people you met
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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