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    Smile hello y'all

    Hi, I'm pretty new to hammocking, although I've been mocking most of my life. I like to camp as my handle would indicate and have been trending toward ultra-lite backpacking as I'm sure many of you do. I really appreciate the simplicity of the Enos I use and find it quite comfortable into the teens in winter, as a bonus, I don't have to sleep on snow and can admire the coyote tracks under me in the morning; I really dig that!

    I'm looking forward to reading some of your discussions and strategies on tarping hammocks, especially winter tactics. I live in Virginia Beach and probably camp in Va more than anywhere but I have camped in many different places throughout the US. I will be hammocking this weekend in GWNF, hopefully beneath clear, starfilled skies, as is my preference.
    Well, that's my brief intro, I'm posting from my phone so I can't go on forever..I'll just add that I really admire Shug, on and off the unicycle..

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    welcom to the forum. There is a lot of info here. Try not to overload!
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    Welcome to HF this is the place to learn about hammock camping.
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    I also admire Shug. Welcome to HF.
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    I OD'ed on HF one time. my wife and family had an "Intervention" for me. Needless to say, it didn't work. Those are 12 long, hard steps back to th ground that I don't want to take.

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    Its not an addiction until you have 3 or more hammocks
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    Whooooo Buddy! We accept you........
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    Its not an addiction until you have 3 or more hammocks
    Guilty as charged and making more as we speak.
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    Thanks folks, I'm anxious to learn more. I have two very simple hammocks now. You know, I'm not one looking for a hammock to be 'flat', I kinda like my feet up after a long day of hiking. I do pull it real tight. I'm looking for three things in a hammock.
    1. Dry
    2. Light
    3. Durable


    Hey Shug, how's a guy from MN learn to love grits and NC barbecue? I thought barbecue was a verb up there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1camper View Post
    Hey Shug, how's a guy from MN learn to love grits and NC barbecue? I thought barbecue was a verb up there!
    I grew up in NC from grade 4 to college then beyond.
    I have my own cooker up here....... love me some boston butts.
    Then a slumber in my hammock.
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