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    Newb here! Howdy from TN

    Just registered tonight!

    I found my way here via Shug's Youtube videos. Thanks Shug for the entertainment and knowledge.

    When I was a teenager I owned a 60's era .mil surplus jungle hammock. Only used it a couple times and always thought it was kewl, but definitely too heavy.

    I have joined with the idea of doing my own DIY hammock to see if I am even compatible with a hammock. I am trying real hard to read and watch all I can before asking any questions. Shug has got me up to speed with all the important terms like under quilts, whoopie slings, ridgelines, snake-skins, etc.

    I hope someday to come to a hang and meet some members!

    LB

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    Senior Member Silverlion's Avatar
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    Welcome from Oregon! Hope you find what you're looking for. Any hammock is far better than the ground any day!
    We must all learn to live together as brothers--or we will all perish together as fools. MLK

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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    USMC LB:
    Welcome to the forum and good luck on the DIY gear projects that you have in mind. If you would like to meet some of the members and see their gear, there is a hang scheduled for the end of next month at Meriwether Lewis Park located off the Natchez Trance in TN. Check out the thread in the Trips and Hangout sub-forum or just search Meriwether Lewis.
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Hey ... Whoooo Buddy .....Welcome and good to see you here!
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Senior Member Hooch's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard and Semper Fi, USMC.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Senior Member wirerat123's Avatar
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    Welcome! I once had the old GI hammock as well. It wasn't until I started waking up with sore hips while tent camping that I remembered that I didn't have to sleep on the ground if I could find a suitable more modern hammock with a tarp.

    I Found Hennessy Hammocks about 6 years ago. Ther rest is history. I'm still using the same Hennessy 6 years later with a few upgrades.
    Fulfillment is living a life that makes the lives of others worth living.
    DIY is addicting and fulfilling!
    "If guns kill people, then pencils mispell words, cars cause people to drink and drive, and spoons made Rosie O'donnell fat."

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    Senior Member WV's Avatar
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    Welcome. My first hammock was also an army surplus model. Used it car camping with my family in the 50s. Years later I decided to make a lighter one. The rest is history....

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    New Member timetraveler1701's Avatar
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    Shugs videos inspired me also, (HEY SHUG !) So i am goin to the Lineville gorge hang at the end of October,......welcome aboard !,...........

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

    I am going to try and drive over and meet some ppl at the TN hang at the end of the month and get some ideas from knowledgeable folk. I would love to get my gear together and hang at Lineville Gorge Oct '12.

    Please feel free to IM or email any helpful DIY knowledge or just to cheer me on!

    LB

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    Senior Member Poppabear's Avatar
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    Welcome to ya! Attending a hang is an excellent way to get the low down on hammocks!
    Terry

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