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    New Hammocker from Colorado

    Hi, I'm new to hammocks. It looks like a great way to get out and camp once you have gotten older and your back can't take the hard ground. I found this sight when searching for info for my son's backpacking class. All this information is great. Love the positive feedback. Hope to get out and hammock. Thanks

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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF Mallard.

    Keep looking up the information and eventually you will succumb to the urge and tyr a hammock on the trail.

    I am interested in the backpacking class for your son........they get credit for this in school??????
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    Welcome to HF Mallard! I don't think that hammocks are just for the old though!!! They are for everyone, from kids on up! In fact there are a bunch of kids that frequent the forum, attend HF Hangs, and do backpacking/hiking and use a hammock and have been doing so for quite some time now!
    Not jumping on ya, just want to let you know!!!
    Very cool about the class your son is taking! Whom is it through? Is it boyscouts, outdoor adventure school? I have ben looking around to see if there are any high rated one's near me for my oldest (9yr old) and I've found a couple, well actually two, and they seem "ok" but I don't know anyone who has been in one to hear some feedback!!!!

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    Welcome to HF Mallard. There is all types of info here from equipment to DIY stuff. I am sure you will find what you are looking for.

    John

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    Welcome to the forum, Mallard. I live in Monument, and we've organized two Colorado Hangs now. The winter hang (February) had several folks, and the spring hang had three (more were signed up, but fell out due to other obligations. So there are several opportunities to hang with folks in the area.

    Re: age groups, my kids were hammock camping when they were 3, and now they're 11 and 15. Comfort ain't only for the old, but it sure helps bad backs get back to the woods!
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    Welcome to the forums. Camping in a hammock is easy on the back / body no matter what the age.
    Terry

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    Welcome Mallard, from the other side of the "hill"! I just succombed to this devastating hammock disease early this spring. I missed the Spring Hang unfortunately, hope to make one soon. The mileage to get there was ridiculous for me. I have several good friends in the Springs area, none afflicted by "The Disease" though. Enjoy this wonderful place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waddy View Post
    Welcome Mallard, from the other side of the "hill"! I just succombed to this devastating hammock disease early this spring. I missed the Spring Hang unfortunately, hope to make one soon. The mileage to get there was ridiculous for me. I have several good friends in the Springs area, none afflicted by "The Disease" though. Enjoy this wonderful place!
    Sounds like you need to organize a 'West Slope Hang'.
    There are enough of us over here on the other side that a carpooling caravan might work. That would shave everybody's transportation expenses and maybe even keep Just Jeff from getting his Jeep stuck again.

    Welcome to the Forums Mallard27!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    ...and maybe even keep Just Jeff from getting his Jeep stuck again. ...!
    WHAT??? You run out of amsteel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    WHAT??? You run out of amsteel?
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