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    Smile Hello from the Shadow of Mt. Rainier

    I just joined this group. I can't stand the whole tent, rocks, roots, on a slope thing anymore. I am the father of 5 and with scouts camping is always around the corner.

    I am hoping to put together a quick homemade hammock for Friday for my son and I to go try the hammock thing. Then we will start looking for a more advanced hammock.

    Can't wait to read posts and share my experiences.

    Thanks,
    Keith

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    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
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    Welcome! I think you'll find what you want with hammocks. Let us know how the homemade hammock works out - you may not need to look for anything else.

    Oh... be sure to watch Shug's videos for newbies... and not so newbies.

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    Senior Member X-Lem's Avatar
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    Welcome fellow Washingtonian. Mt. Rainier is some nice country. I'm pretty new to hanging also but once you hang you'll never go back to a tent unless forced to. I hiked into Hells Canyon a few weeks ago with some ground dwellers and chose to take my hammock and tarp fully expecting to set it up on the ground because there's only 1 tree in hell's canyon. I had to take the hammock, just in case I could find some way to hang. Lucky for me I found some rocks to hang from.
    Pics here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=16219

    I still have lots to learn but this is the place to be to talk to the experts. Enjoy!
    DanD76

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    West Kootenays,BC,Canada
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    Welcome to the forum Keith. Be sure to check out Jeff's "To the woods " website. Great for new folks and as someone else has mentioned Shug's video's , the ten series. Enjoy
    " 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

    www.birchsidecustomwoodwork.com

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    A Whoooo Buddy Welcome wxwatcher!
    Since they mentioned them ... here is a link to my video series :Shug's Hammock How-To and Whatnot
    All secure,
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    I'm about a half hour from you. I have a bunch of hammock stuff, and lots of spare parts to make gear. Let's talk...
    Bad spellers of the world Untie!

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