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    New Member Yuri's Avatar
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    Please allow me to introduce myself...

    Hey guys, what's up?

    I'm a twenty-one year old from Manchester, currently pursuing a degree in Outdoor Recreation at MTSU.
    I'm big into backpacking and climbing, and occasionally have been known to do some paddling. I like to dabble in pretty much whatever extreme/outdoorsy whatever I can get into. Also, hoping to get a job as a whitewater raft guide this summer. : D

    Well, on to hammocks, apparently a bigger deal than I first though. So I've been ground camping my whole life (since cub scouts,) but I've always thought it'd be cool to bring a hammock to sleep in. So, naturally, I went to Wal-mart, bought their ten-dollar excuse for a hammock, and tried to sleep in it. So I was turned off on hammocks for a while, until a year or so later I ran into a Hennessey and fell in love. Been hangin' myself ever since, but I'm looking to improve my experience. I'm still using a ground mat/sleeping bag combo, and I feel like there's probably a better option. But that's all for now, glad to be on here!

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    Senior Member questtrek's Avatar
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    welcome to the forum!
    Questtrek
    "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks". John Muir.

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    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
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    Big NC welcome! Look forward to your further adventures between trees!

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


    "A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
    Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." ... B.Franklin


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    Member Connie's Avatar
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    I loved my one-day float trip on the Middle Fork, Flathead River, Glacier National Park.

    They hire.

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    Senior Member krugd's Avatar
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    Welcome, Yuri, from Kentucky. i know you will find the forum a great place to "hang" out.
    --Don---

    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    Welcome Yuri,,,,,,everything you need in hammocks is here.
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

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    Senior Member Black Phoenix's Avatar
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    Welcome Yuri

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Hey there Yuri ......
    Sounds like you are on your way. I have a 10 part video series on here that may give you some ideas to improve the hanging experience: Shug's Hammock Backpack Stuff
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Welcome Yuri. Hope to see some pictures of your gear as you begin to collect it.
    The present moment is eternal. I would rather be Here, Now.

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    Hey there, Yuri. Do Not watch Shug's video's, you will be lost into the vortex Enjoy, your life is changed forever already. There is no going back.

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