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  1. #1
    New Member
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    Athens,Georgia
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    Hello from Georgia

    New to this forum...have gone in circles trying to find a shelter system thar suited me. Finaly decided to give hammocking a try...made my own and its great. Here in my part of Ga we have ticks, friends of ticks and all thier relatives and thats the reason I abandoned my sleeping on the ground under a tarp (tents tend to make me somewhat clausterphobic)
    As I type this, electrons are streaming thier way to Colorodo to Brandon at Warbonnet..."pulled the trigger" on a Traveller, BigMammaJamma and a removable bug net.
    I'm a tinkerer at heart so I'll probably experiment with some other suspension systems like everyone else on here. Right now I'm using a desender ring setup on my homemade rig and it seems to work fine, very simple. I would like to try making some "whoopie slings", we use something on a bigger scale at work with our lifting slings and they hold large transformers and I have seen one fail yet.
    Anyway, thats for all the advice ya'll have already given.

    Tommy "Tomcat" Wilson

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    Senior Member GaHammockGuy's Avatar
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    Kennesaw, GA
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    Welcome Tommy

    Also from GA -Kennesaw- and I understand the tick problem onlly too well. you will love the hammock way of sleeping.

    Post some pics of your setup.

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    Senior Member the2nddeal's Avatar
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    Rome, GA
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    Welcome to the forums from Rome, GA.

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    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
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    Charlottesville, VA
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    Welcome to HF. I lived in Statham before the first traffic light...I remember the ticks.

    That was before I could afford a hammock and I went camping with a house blanket and a shower curtain in a 5 gallon bucket. Eventually I upgraded to a $20 A-frame tent. Now I'm addicted to too much gear...sounds like you're on your way too!
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

    - My site: http://www.tothewoods.net/
    - Designer, Jeff's Gear Hammock / Pack Cover by JRB

    IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER

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    New Member brownc's Avatar
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    Rome,GA
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    Expedition Asym with zipper mod
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    DC's,AHE strap sys
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    46
    Welcome to HF.... Rome GA, here

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    New Member
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    Commerce GA
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    I don't know the name of mine
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    Hey there neighbor!
    I live in Commerce
    I'd rather be prepared and not need something then not be prepared and need something.

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    Senior Member ShadowAlpha's Avatar
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    Hey Tommy - welcome!

    I'm finding out there are a lot of GA folks
    Acworth here

    Enjoy the forum!

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