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    hello from central mass

    hi all,
    my name is dave and im a total noob as far as hammock camping goes. havent camped at all in a few years due to back pain from tent/ground laying. recently came across a couple of of you tube videos and thought hammock camping might be for me. i do not yet have any equipment, just kinda doing research on the boards and thought id introduce myself. if anyone in my area would be willing to show me their set ups that would be rad.

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    Welcome papabear!

    You found the right place! There are a lot of knowledgeable, friendly, helpful folks here. And some who are all three!

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    Welcome to HF! Lots of info here. Enjoy.

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    welcome to the madness.

    First, watch all of Shug's videos. Lots of good info and also funny.

    Next, check to see if there is a group hang in your area that you can attend. Even if you have to take a tent you will still be welcomed and you can usally check out lots of different setups and most of us will be happy to let you get in our hammocks to check them out.

    There is no one perfect hammock, suspension ect setup. I started with one hammock and now have 5 and looking to get some more as $$ permits.
    Frosty Butt Hang Jan 2015 .................. Fat Butt Hang April 2015

    neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    I am 18 with 43 years of experience !

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    We are planning gathering in May

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=28019&page=4

    Location:
    Mohawk Trail State Park
    175 Mohawk Trail/Rte. 2
    Charlemont Mass.
    Google Earth N42 38.287 W072 56.169

    Date:
    Fri. May 13th & Sat May 14th
    Love my JRB BMB

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    A Whooooo Buddy Welcome to you!
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

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    Welcome to HF! You'll learn everything you need to know on here.

    Fronkey

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    welcome and howdy from high point nc.

    CLICK HERE to add your name to the world wide H F member location list. And Thank You!


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    Welcome welcome.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of hammocks. I hope to see you at the hang in May.
    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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    Welcome from FLorida! Like you, hammocks have made my backpacking more enjoyable because now, I don't dread having to sleep on the ground. I spend a lot of time backpacking in New England; I really like the region a lot.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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