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    New Member tinkers's Avatar
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    welsh hanging newbie

    hi guys
    i'm from south wales in the uk, i stumbled across this forum whilst gathering info on what to me is a totally new way of camping, and to be honest i only wish i had found out about it sooner as it just looks so much more comfy than kipping on the floor, as it seems the older i'm get the harder the ground seems to be getting lol!

    it's great to see so many people in one place on this forum who pool their ideas and are forthright with helpful advice, being new to this i need all the help and advice i can get i've just got my first hammock a nomad xl and have trimmed a nato roll mat so's its a snug fit in between this double layered hammock and intend to use my 255x215 british army basha for a fly. i'll see how things go and adapt my kit as needs dictate(and the wife dont find out lol!)

    only problem being, just as i've got everything ready to go and try out for the first time, the weather has decided not to play ball, this has got to be the wettest august i can remember in a long while, but rest assured as soon as it lifts i'll be out in those woods looking for 2 good trees to string my hammock up and hopefully see what i've been missing kipping on the floor.

    seeya

    tinkers

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    Senior Member Bomber's Avatar
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    Hi Tinkers

    Welcome to the forum, there is some very active and dedicated British hangers here aswell. There is also a ton of usefull information here - and a good answer, is only a question away
    Wet weather.... thats just a challenge

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    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF tinkers! Lots of folks here from "across the pond". Glad to have you here.


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    hello tinkers, i was the same in a tent and getting old and sore, its two years now since i left the ground and never once looked back, my poor tent got a bum deal now just collecting dust.

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    Senior Member gargoyle's Avatar
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    Welcome. Test your gear in all conditions.
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    welcome to hammock forumsneo
    the matrix has you

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    Hi Tinkers - welcome to the forum

    Nice bit of kit the Nomad, I have one for quick getaways in to the hills when I want to go light.

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    Welcome aboard! You will find nothing but friendly folks here!
    Some of my freight hopping adventures on film over at my YouTube Channel... Oh and there is other stuff there as well!

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    Hi Tinkers.

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    Welcome to the forums! You'll find a lot of information here and plenty of help with answers to your questions! I greatly enjoyed my one visit to Wales (about 6 years ago!) with wonderful people, grand scenery and extraordinary day walks!
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