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    New convert thanks to Shug and this forum

    As a life long bushman I have always enjoyed the outdoors and camping. However my back has been giving me trouble when laying on the ground and I have not been camping for a few years now due to it. I finally had the idea a hammock might work but was unsure.

    Since I happened to be surfing some youtube video I did a search for hammock camping and came across Shugs channel. After staying up till almost midnight being entertained and learning all at the same time I grabbed an old sheet and gathered the ends and did a quick tie off. Setup on the front porch with that and a sleeping bag with a low temp of 40 I was still uncertain it would work out. I thought again about how much Fun Shug seemed to be having and this forum what I had read and fell back into the best sleep I've ever had outdoors.

    Even with my sheet being a good 2 feet too short I slept like a baby. So I spent most of Saturday and today researching the forum and watching many videos. Tomorrow I'll be picking up some ripstop and making a good hammock and hope to be out the entire weekend next week once again in the woods I so dearly love with a hammock. Thanks to all of you here and Shug. I look forward to learning more and chatting with you all. Woooo Buddy

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    Senior Member beep's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF!! You'll find a deep and on-going source of information, fun and commiseration about the hammock habit!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Senior Member babelfish5's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums!!
    "Once you start down the Dark Path, forever will it dominate your destiny." - Yoda


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    Welcome to HF!!!!!
    "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
    It's always best if your an early riser!

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    Senior Member krugd's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums. Sounds like you are going to fit in!
    --Don---

    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    That is terrific to hear..... Whooooo Buddy back atcha!
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    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Not to steel your thread, but I am here because of Shug as well. Introduced myself in another thread, but found my way here because of I link on another forum sent me to Shug's Youtube videos. Looking forward to my first hang this weekend! Whooo Buddy!

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    Senior Member babelfish5's Avatar
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    Shug has touched us all in some way or another. .... ummmm.... errrr... ... in an appropriate way... of course.
    "Once you start down the Dark Path, forever will it dominate your destiny." - Yoda


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    Senior Member sir_n0thing's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by babelfish5 View Post
    Shug has touched us all in some way or another. .... ummmm.... errrr... ... in an appropriate way... of course.


    Shug is a one of a kind, and a truly great guy. I feel glad to have met him at the Northern Hang last year.

    Welcome to the obsession... I mean "hobby"!
    "I know the feeling - It is the real thing - You can't refuse the embrace!" | "Go n-éirí an bóthar leat."

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    Ditto on the Shug accolades. He has inspired me as well. Just did a post on it.

    And Welcome to the HF from on newb to another
    I miss my 4.8Lb base weight as a ground dweller...But I sure DON'T MISS the ground.

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