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    Founding Members

    I'm wondering if any of the early Hammock Forums members are still here?

    I think I was 20 or 30 something person to join after HF came on line and hammockers started moving here from White Blaze. That was in 2006. March I think.

    Believe it or not, I was able to read every post on every thread for a while. But as membership continued to grow it became impossible.

    As far as I know AT Troll is the owner of Hammock Forums still.
    Just Jeff was the on line face in charge in the early years.
    I was the first person that Jeff asked to help moderate.
    As the military took Jeff over seas and the membership grew, I asked Jeff if he would ad more moderators.
    And he did.

    I stepped away from moderation after several years.

    I find that you can only go back so far to see threads and posts from the earlier years.
    I wish we could.

    Anyone here that was active in the first 5 years or so?
    I too will something make and joy in it's making

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    I came in Oct 15, 06
    I can remember the crazy ideas starting to form experimenting with underquilts. Ed Speer was definitely one of the pioneers. He influenced me alot! I still have his original "Hammock Camping" book.

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    I've been around a while, but nothing like you old timers
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    I'm still "hanging" around Tim. See you this coming weekend at Yates..
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    All right!
    Yes, look forward to seeing you at Yates Groundhog.
    I too will something make and joy in it's making

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    I lurked for a while before I finally joined in either late 2011 or early 2012. I lost my original account after going silent in 2015, but I can remember that time period really being exciting for hammock camping innovation. Our DIY section was amazing. I built a hammock stand with 2x4 tripods and a steel pole hung with zing it in the center I believe. All based on plans shared and later modified based on community feedback. It was cool to see so much happening all in real time back then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawldaddy View Post
    I came in Oct 15, 06
    I can remember the crazy ideas starting to form experimenting with underquilts. Ed Speer was definitely one of the pioneers. He influenced me alot! I still have his original "Hammock Camping" book.
    Ed Speer. Wow, thatís a name I havenít heard in a long time! Iíve got his book somewhere around here also.


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    I remember meeting you Crawdaddy at one of Ed Speer's Hot Spring Hangs.
    SEHA. South East Hammock Association if I believe.

    As I remember it the main backpacking hammock gear makers back then were Speer Hammocks, Jacks R Better and Hennessy.
    And there was Eno also.
    I remember the first time any of us met Brandon of War bonnet Hammocks. It was at Trail Days.

    New ideas were being shared freely on HF. I think that slowed down some as some started making and selling other people's ideas if I'm not mistaken.

    It was an exciting time in history
    I too will something make and joy in it's making

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    If anyone were interested they could go to my profile and gallery and see a few of the ideas I posted pictures of.
    Each photo is dated.

    There are pictures of the first Winter Hammock Tarp, created by Young Blood, made sold through Speer Hammocks.
    I too will something make and joy in it's making

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    I joined hammock forums in 2009. Its been alot of fun, and I have learned soooo much over the years! What Im amazed at is all the people who have turned their hobby into large thriving businesses! I especially appreciate that despite the growing numbers of people on the forum, its still a safe, family friendly place to share ideas! The forum has gotten bigger, the hammocks have gotten more complex, but its still a wonderful place to hang out !
    Last edited by stevebo; 11-02-2021 at 21:39.
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    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


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