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    Member Danvandanne's Avatar
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    Greetings from the middle of nowhere

    Hi,
    I have been hammock camping since my wife first bought a hammock to relax in while backpacking. I’ll admit that I argued that the extra weight was not worth it as we had chairs and a tent, but she brought them anyway. While I cooked lunch at our campsite, she set up the ENO DoubleNest and told me to see if it helped my back. I immediately ordered my own DoubleNest as soon as we were within wifi range with my iPod Touch and I refuse to go anywhere without it. I even keep it in my truck in case I have nothing better to do for a while.

    I found this site due to spring fever giving me the camping itch. To distract myself, I looked up hammock on YouTube and found Shug’s videos. They were educational and entertaining to me, as until recently I had only experimented on my own without doing any internet research. It caught me off guard that people go hammock camping in the winter up here in Minnesnowta. I’m looking into modifying a 2 person sleeping bag to increase my “hanging around” season.

    Reading the threads here on HammockForums.net is helping with my spring fever, but only if I am sitting in my hammock that I hung in the basement. I’m guessing that I will be spending as much time on this site as my wife does on Facebook. Thank you everyone for the knowledge that is in these forums and I look forward to learning even more.

    -Dan
    Just Hangin' around since 2010.

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    Welcome Dan, Enjoy the ride!
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Senior Member Can't Wait's Avatar
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    Welcome got quite a few here from your parts one not wrapped to tight but won't mention any names

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    Glad you found us and this site.
    Bat
    Beginning my NOBO trip on the AT on 2/28/12.

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    welcome to the madness
    Frosty Butt Hang Jan 2015 .................. Fat Butt Hang April 2015

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    I am 18 with 43 years of experience !

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    Senior Member Fronkey's Avatar
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    Welcome from a fellow Minnesotan! Keep track of the trip planning page so you can come along on the next Minnesota Northern hang. See you on the trail.

    Fronkey

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    Welcome Dan! You will certainly enjoy this forum. It will take your camping to new level and it sounds like you're going go have fun with it.
    Mike
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Hey and a Whooooo Buddy Welcome!
    Long winters in MN .... I just gotta still go hang)))))))
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Welcome to HF from Bama.............enjoy the DN and let us know some of the adventures that you take with the DN.
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Welcome!!

    And if you think you would like a break from all that beautiful, picturesque snow (I bet your wife would), we are planning a group hang on an island on the Florida coast at the end of March. As I remember that's when you get the best snow storms up there - while we'll be hangin' under sunny, blue skies and 80*. I'm sure we could find a couple of trees for anyone who wanted to come warm up to a fresh clam bake on the beach.

    Check out this thread if you're interested.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=27697
    FHV Planning Thread (it's gonna rock!)
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ida-Hang-(FHV)

    So many trees, so little time...

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