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    mugs's Avatar
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    Smile Hello NewB from the INW

    Hello all,
    My name is Doug but my trail name is mugs, (yes there's a story behind it) and I live in Spokane Washington. I haven't even purchased a hammock yet But I am this [] close to buying the Warbonnet Blackbird double 1.0 I never make decisions hastily and have been researching for about two weeks or so now. Any I am just going to be a lurker here for a bit...because I am on a few other forums and I know I get tired of answering all the other newb questions there so I hope to just learn and then go from here.

    A little about me. I have been an avid backpacker for about ten years now. And have been in the sub 5 pound base weight category for about 3 years now. I give LW work shops and seminars to any one or group that will have me.

    I own my own Subaru shop (out of my garage) but also work for a major shipping corporation and am going to school (again) to get my certifications to teach automotive ed (high school shop.)

    I am giving hammocking whirl for several reasons. But mainly because I had an epiphany on my last trip where I didn't have one single piece of flat ground the whole trip and I was man "if I had a hammock" Also my friend is a "hanger" and he seems to always sleep better then me. I have to flip over about every hour or so otherwise my hips fall asleep. So I am turning in my cuben tarp and dinky sleep pad and going to give hammocking a try in hopes that I will sleep better and never be stuck in the situation I was last trip. I will always have a place to sleep.

    Well I think that is enough for a first post and intro. I look forward to gleaning all that I can from everyone here. Thanks for having me.

    AND SPECIAL THANKS TO BEARPAW for inviting me to the forum.

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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    welcome to HF mugs
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Welcome to the forum
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

    www.birchsidecustomwoodwork.com

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    Member ShroominDave's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF mugs from a not quite so newbie anymore. Hey like you it took me a long while to make my mind up on gear. I chose a Blackbird double 1.7. Still waiting for it to arrive??? Any day now I hope - I was planning to get out and see the fall colors here in the Mitten State.
    Dave
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    It is always better to throw out then up

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    Senior Member Poppabear's Avatar
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    Welcome to ya glad you have decided to hang out with us.
    Terry

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    Senior Member Veto 65's Avatar
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    Welcome Mugs. All you have to do is sit back and catch what ever comes your way. But please lend a hand. It sounds like you have a boatload of experience and mechanical aptitude. A different way of doing things is not the wrong way.

    Thats my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    mugs's Avatar
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    Hey thanks for all the greetings. Its nice to be so openly welcomed so quickly. I'll make sure in pipe in when I feel I can contribute to the conversation. I haven't even looked all the way through the forum yet.

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    Senior Member X-Lem's Avatar
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    Welcome Mugs! Lots of info here to learn from. Glad to see another Eastern Washington hanger on the site.

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    Welcome to HF mugs and good luck with the schooling
    Its better to be prepared for something that may not happen then to be unprepared for something that does happen.

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