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    New Member MamaCat's Avatar
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    1st hammock trip

    Hi All -- I hate to admit that I've had a hammock setup for over a year and haven't gotten to use it. I was into backpacking and then had some foot issues and got out of it for a while. But now I think I am back and looking forward to a lot more hammock nites.

    I went for a car camp on some friends property outside of Cleveland GA last weekend and setup the hammocks. I should have listened about the ground pad for the first night, even in summer -- it was like ice on my back! Second night was great though, added a Big Agnes insulated pad slightly blown up and boy, I have never had a better night in the woods. No back or shoulder pain when I got up -- I will never go back to the ground now!

    The setup was some diy tree hugger straps, the Skeeter Beeter Pro hammock and a Claytor diamond rain fly.

    I want to Thank all of you guys for posting here -- over a year ago when I bought and formed my setup, it was from reading many posts here that got me to try this and helped to figure out what to get.

    Here is a pic...


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    Nice pic's, thanks for sharing, and glad you made it out!!!!!

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    That property isn't off of Teel Mtn Drive is it? Looks just like Genuine Draft's dad's backyard.
    Glad, very glad, you're going to give backpacking another go! It's a glorious life made all that much better by sleeping on air at the end of the day. Welcome back to the wilds!
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    New Member MamaCat's Avatar
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    Thank you guys!

    No, not off of Teel Mtn Drive -- this is place is between cleveland and dahlonega a little ways off of 52. It was a very pretty place!

    Hope to hang around the forums more too -- just renewed my membership :-)

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    Those claytor tarps are so stealthy. Cool looking set-up.
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    Thanks for the report. May you have many happy hangs!
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    Sweet. Welcome to HamAnon or Hammock-R-Us.
    Looks good. Hang a lot and have fun.
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    Looks fantastic .... I would love to be sitting under those tarps in those hammocks eating BBQ, hushpuppies and strawberry cake and sweet tea from Williamson Brothers in Canton!!!!!!!

    Very covert!

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    More Claytors! (and a Clark)

    This was on a hang a couple of weeks ago. There are four Claytos and a Clark NX 250 in the pic. One of the Claytors is behind another so it's hard to see. They remind me of some prehistoric birds nesting.

    Miguel
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    Thanks all you guys!!

    -- BBQ from Williamson Brothers is good! And that pic is funny -- they do look like bird nesting!

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