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    Smile Semi-newbie from Virginia

    Hey, everybody. Just wanted to say hello and tell y'all a little about myself. I've been into hiking for about 3 years now and have been on a couple of overnighters. Both of those were tent camping. I have a growing interest in hammock camping. I've been fantasy shopping for hammock stuff online, watching videos, reading articles, and now I've joined this fine forum. I own a couple of hammocks but haven't had a chance to do any camping with them. I don't have any quilts yet - just a synthetic 18F bag. My next goal is to get a tarp and bug net. I think I've decided to go with a Simply Light Designs tarp, especially after I've read good things about Jared on here. For the bug net, I think I'll go with the bottom entry Fronkey style.

    So, y'all let me know of any suggestions on gear you might have.

    I look forward to learning a lot from everyone here and making new friends.

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    Huntsville, AL
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Sounds like you are on the right track. Get that tarp and bug net then get an underquilt so you can at least have top and bottom coverage.

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    Jersey Shore, NJ
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.
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    Senior Member Yojimbo's Avatar
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    Welcome from the northern part of your state. Sounds like you are off to a good start with your gear. You can use you camping pad for now as insulation as you research more. Just down the road from you in VA Beach area is Jacks Are Better. They have a lot of great gear and are great to talk to.
    I would suggest getting to a local group hang where you would get a chance to seeing a wide variety of setups. And meet some great folks. Check out the Outings/southeast section of the forums. Coming up are two. One in NC at the end of October and the NOVA Hang in November.
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    Wanderlust78's Avatar
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    Henrico, VA
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    Welcome from just west of you in Richmond. It sounds like you did some sound research before jumping in. Best way to experience stuff is to attend a local hang, even if it's just during the day to see some setups. You'll get tons of advice and see many different setups.


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    Senior Member Chesapeake's Avatar
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    Welcome from the head of the Chesapeake bay
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    Thanks for the info, Jimbo. I have a Klymit inflatable pad, but I can't see that being comfy in a hammock.

    I'll definitely look for some upcoming group hangs.

    I've looked around on the JRB site before. They're close to me - less than half an hour I'd say.

  8. #8
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    Welcome from another northern VA hammocker.

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    New Member Mooseman's Avatar
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    Welcome from your south down here in NC. We have a group hang in Nov 11-13 at Morrow Mt State Park if you're available. Just look at campout, trips and click southeast and look for NC>Morrow Mountain St Pk.

    Enjoy and read a lot. It has helped me and I'm still learning.
    Later
    MooseMan
    North Carolina
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