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    Newbie from North Alabama

    I am pretty new to this. I have only hammock camped a couple times, as having kids always occupied all my time, and a wife occupied all my money. Now I am getting divorced (yeah, I have money to buy gear) and the kids go visit their mom 1st and 3rd weekends (I have time). So I figured it is a great time to go all out.

    I will start another thread in a proper forum asking for gear critiquing later. I look foward to learning from you guys and maximizing my enjoyment of the great outdoors.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Great way to fill some time .... cradled in comfort and playing around with gear.
    Whooooo Buddy Welcome to ya'...
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums Sparky. Lots of folks from Alabama hang here.

    And watch Shug's videos, very entrtaining and informative.

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    Welcome to the forum from Florida!

    BTW, my hat is off to you ... having money after a divorce is a pretty good trick! One that I didn't manage to accomplish
    Mike
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    Welcome from LA (lower Alabama)!

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    hey Sparky, welcome from hihg point nc

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


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    Thanks, guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Welcome to the forum from Florida!

    BTW, my hat is off to you ... having money after a divorce is a pretty good trick! One that I didn't manage to accomplish
    Well, I am currently going through the divorce. But it helps that I have custody of the kids, she no longer has access to my bank account to blow my money, and I got a job w/ about a 20% raise after we split up. So yeah, I guess I am pretty lucky on that one.

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    Sparky:
    Welcome to HF from Bama........definitely need to watch Shugs videos, they will keep you and the kids entertained and informed!!!!! There is a gathering of ground dwellers and hangers the weekend of March 3 at Turnipseed Hunters Camp in the Talladega NF just down from Mount Cheaha. If you are free you are more than welcome to join us.
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    Welcome to the forum Sparky...lots of good stuff here!
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    Another'n from Alabama. Welcome!
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