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    Hello from Wisconsin!

    Hi all,

    Very new to hammock camping, and am getting gear ready for my first 3 day hike in October. I've been camping since I was a kid, and would like to do more hiking or bike camping so am building/making a light (probably not ultralight) kit to achieve those goals.

    I'm an avid DIYer, and apparently now a MYOGer. So much new terminology!

    Currently researching MYOG underquilts, which landed me here. Considering making a Gemini, but I only have a budget for one quilt at this time, but I've got an interesting design modification that I hope to be posting pictures of as I'm working on it.

    Such a wealth of info here, thank you for accepting me to the group!

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    Senior Member Karla "with a k"'s Avatar
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    Welcome to the Forum! There are a number of DIY'ers in Wisconsin, so you're in good company! I hope you are able to make it to one of the local hammock hangs this year. I list regional ones in my signature. It'd be great for you to meet the local crowd!
    ◘ Oct. 24-27:Winter Camping Symposium @ Sturgeon Lake, MN ◘ Dec 6-8:4th Annual Winter Hang @ DaShack ◘ Jan. 10-12: 9th Annual WI Frozen Butt Hang @Boulder Junction ◘ May 15-17: BACONFEST 2020 @ Lake Wissota ◘ YouTube: karlawithak216 ◘ Instagram: i.am.karla.with.a.k ◘ 46 months

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    Welcome from the north.
    Once you're lost in twilight's blue, you don't find your way, the way finds you.

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    Hello there! Welcome to the forums! Iím also from the far northern part of Wisconsin


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    "Each of us has an Up North. It's a time and a place far from the here and now. It's a map on the wall, a dream in the making, a tugging at one's soul. For those who feel the tug, who make the dream happen, who put the map in the packsack and go, the world is never quite the same." Sam Cook, Up North 1986

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    There’s a campout this weekend in northern IL. Come on down!
    Get lost in the woods and find yourself again. A vacation,to me, is working with your hands and surviving because of the fruits of your labor. In the business world I teach;in the natural world I learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaHammock View Post
    There’s a campout this weekend in northern IL. Come on down!
    Thank you, but I'm still building my gear!!
    Hoping to do some local regional hangs this fall though!

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    Hi, and Welcome to HF. Watch for the "Da Shack" hang, 2nd weekend, December, Central WI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tumbleweed View Post
    Hi, and Welcome to HF. Watch for the "Da Shack" hang, 2nd weekend, December, Central WI.
    Will do, thanks so much!

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    Welcome - Questions or advice? Look no further - happy to help.

    What gear do you have so far in your current camping set-up? Might help identify where your needs are and then the second question;

    Have you thought of what your first project will be?

    Be sure and check out the DIY sub forum

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