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    Smile newbie

    Hello to all,
    My name is Shane A (aka) tiredhiker I live in Chelsea, Maine and started to go hiking about one month ago, my son and I just did the 100 mile section of the A.T trail from monson to mt katahdin. wow what a trip.
    I bought all the good gear to make the trip more comfortable on myself, I got a great pack made by osprey, a good tent by tarp tent (the rainbow) and so on, BUT the nights were awfull on my back, So I started watching Shugs vids and some others and just bought a black bird, with a superfly tarp, and the whoopie sling and some other extras. I cant wate to get it and try it out.
    I just wanted to say thanks for all the help that Shug gave me.
    I hope that I can hook up with some of you and go hiking it would be great
    Again thanks.
    the tiredhiker ( Shane A)

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    Ahhh, yes. Good move Shane! I think you're goina like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiredhiker View Post
    Hello to all,
    My name is Shane A (aka) tiredhiker I live in Chelsea, Maine and started to go hiking about one month ago, my son and I just did the 100 mile section of the A.T trail from monson to mt katahdin.
    WOW!! Picked up a pack and trekked 100 miles. AWESOME!! Nice to meet you Shane.

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    Welcome! I'm envious... One of these days (when my boys get old enough) I'd like to do a long hike with them. I started my hammock quest in similar fashion... When conventional options seemed so heavy and bulky. You've made a good selection by all accounts. Enjoy the forums while you await the best backpacking sleep of your life.

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    hook, line and sinker, your hooked welcome to the addiction, rehab may not be covered by your insurance, welcome to hf.
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    Welcome to the forums. Tree hanging will definitely make your nights more comfortable on the trail. Once you try it you're going to like it.
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    Big old NC welcome to ya ...100 miler is one thing ... doing it with your son ... priceless experience! Glad you're here.

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    You'll have to change your screen name. After hanging in a hammock for a while, you won't be a tired hiker any more.
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