View Poll Results: Hobby, Controlled Substance, or Addiction?

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  • I like camping outdoors. Having a hammock is a nice option among many I choose.

    16 13.22%
  • I like to tinker with my hammock, if/when I have spare time.

    25 20.66%
  • I find excuses to go outdoors, just so I can use my hammock and try new techniques from HF.

    63 52.07%
  • Are you kidding? I permanently installed hammocks inside and I always have spare+ with me!

    17 14.05%
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    How is Your Addiction Coming?

    A curious question popped in my head as I wondered if hammock camping is a hobby, a controlled substance, or an addiction.

    My wife tells me that I can't hang a hammock in our room because the hammock comes before her. To prove that this isn't the case, I have to distinguish whether what I do is just a fun on-the-side hobby; something that can get out of hand but is controlled; or an absolute lustful, habitual, idol-worshiping addiction.

    How is it for you?

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    Its only an addiction if you are trying to stop
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    Apparently the TSA is doing the excessive pat-down/grope searches...looking for smuggled hammock gear.

    So I think it qualifies as "controlled substance".


    edit:
    The poll does not ask "eat, sleep, dream hammocks 24/7/365".
    I wear a hammock t-shirt, made hammocks for people I don't even know and send tarps all over the world. My wife became a member, just so she can talk to me.

    (just kidding about the wife, she is not a hammock person)

    Did I mention my Shug tattoo?
    Last edited by gargoyle; 11-19-2010 at 17:15.
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    Wow, you guys are quick. I was trying to do a poll; didn't realize my post made it before the poll did. Now, vote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    My wife tells me that I can't hang a hammock in our room because the hammock comes before her. To prove that this isn't the case, I have to distinguish whether what I do is just a fun on-the-side hobby; something that can get out of hand but is controlled; or an absolute lustful, habitual, idol-worshiping addiction.
    Did you consider leaving her?

    No? Then it is just a fun hobby.

    Yes? Then you got it bad buddy and should go to a meeting. You know the one... "Hi, I'm dejoha and I'm a hammock-a-holic".
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

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    I guess the first option is closest but really its a case of I like to get outdoors for backpacking and a hammock is essential gear - I don't have any other options that I would plan on using - worse comes to worse I'll adapt parts of that hammock/tarp and sleep on the ground but it is nothing I would ever _plan_ on doing

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    Too new at this to vote yet but I think I know what the answer is going to be

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    Gargoyle is still a light weight. My Wife has converted, so she can spend time with me, try to understand me.....still not there I think I went off the deep end of the pool holding a bolder. 2 years ago I just wanted to get back into backpacking a little. Now you can all see where drinking the coolaid will get you. I have hammock strung up in our bonus room 24/7. There is gear "stored" in every free space we have, mine and what may some day be yours And that is just the start of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    The poll does not ask "eat, sleep, dream hammocks 24/7/365".
    I wear a hammock t-shirt, made hammocks for people I don't even know and send tarps all over the world. My wife became a member, just so she can talk to me.

    (just kidding about the wife, she is not a hammock person)

    Did I mention my Shug tattoo?
    Yes, I like your post! This made me laugh!!

    You know, I tried to expand the poll question, but it said I was limited to 100 words.

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    I thought all the group hangs were the "hammock-olics" meetings??

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