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    Cool I'm gonna' hang myself

    Sup everyone...joined up here to educate myself on Hammocking... I've been hiking and camping for 40 years...I'm fifty...I have no problems being a ground dweller..BUT...I do see some advantageousness to stringing myself up between two trees...

    so I begin ..I've been here a week or so now...I was at the Army surplus yesterday...and found my "test unit"..I picked up a TexSport Hobo2..for a whopping $16.99...and 550 for $4.00...

    I'll be changing the suspension on it..then I'll play with a few ideas and see what I like and don't like...mostly how I sleep in it...with the hopes of figuring out what systems work for me...what style or hammock I'd like to purchase ... I'll post some pics tomorrow of outta' the box...

    this hammock isn't of great quality..nor is it light..not with the steel hooks and 1/2 rope...but it's cheap enough that I don't get stuck with something I don't like...or a sleep system in which I don't like either...but I'm the type that firmly believes .. "Right tool...Right time"....so I'm sure a hammock will find a place in my pack...will I take it on a thru..???..we will all see !!!

    looking forward to learning here, sharing my ideas, and photos of my progression into hanging out !!!

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    Uh oh, someone got bit by the hammock bug! Hopefully you have found a new way to camp. There are very few time I will go back to the ground. Oh, and welcome to the forum!
    We must all learn to live together as brothers--or we will all perish together as fools. MLK

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    welcome to the madness.

    might want to rethink that 550 cord as it has alot of streach to it. you can find yourself on the ground
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    welcome to the madness.

    might want to rethink that 550 cord as it has alot of streach to it. you can find yourself on the ground
    the 550 is just for whipping the ends...got some toggles coming...will try dutch's clips out, desender rings..I'll be going out tomorrow for some straps...AHE's dyna-glide ridge line is next at bat ...I'll use this cheap hammock until I destroy it...

    thank-you ..

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    I see you're in Merritt Island....Do you know about the Florida Hang in 2 weeks?!? It's a good opportunity to eyeball everyone else's rigs and learn tons.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=26264
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverlion View Post
    Uh oh, someone got bit by the hammock bug! Hopefully you have found a new way to camp. There are very few time I will go back to the ground. Oh, and welcome to the forum!
    bit...hell no..ate up with...LOL...thanks for welcome mat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcakes View Post
    I see you're in Merritt Island....Do you know about the Florida Hang in 2 weeks?!? It's a good opportunity to eyeball everyone else's rigs and learn tons.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=26264
    yes I do...if I can zoom up there I;ll be going if only to do just that...do some eyeballin'....I go to Big Scrub and Ginnie Springs all the time...hope to see 'ya there

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    Welcome from Southern Maryland.
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    Another welcome from Maryland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppabear View Post
    Welcome from Southern Maryland.
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    Another welcome from Maryland!
    Thanks Guys...I spent a lot of time in Maryland/D.C. ... such a pretty state...

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