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    Senior Member rcurry's Avatar
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    New to hammocks, old lady kayaker

    South Central Kentucky has plenty of water to paddle on and I'm looking to expand on my outdoor time. I've never hammock camped before but decided at my age it's the way to go rather than the type of camping I've done in years past. I'm here looking for tips and ideas to get back outside actually camping a night or maybe two at a time. I am an addicted recreational paddler (no whitewater) and just enjoy the fresh air, warm weather and of course sunshine.

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    Welcome to HF! My wife and I enjoy paddling and camping as well. Hope to hear about some of your trips. Last year we took a 50 mile trip with a stay at a state park(in a tent, the next month we bought hammocks) along the way. We loved it so much that our friends insist on joining us to do it again this year based on our story.

    Good luck!

    -Dan
    Just Hangin' around since 2010.

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    Senior Member gargoyle's Avatar
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    Welcome.
    We do have a paddling forum, for members only. But it is money well spent, IMO.
    Enjoy the adventure.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Welcome. I think you'll like (love) using a hammock as apposed to sleeping on the ground.
    And you'll find plenty of water folks here too.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    You do not, in any way, qualify as "old."

    Welcome, young'un!
    Dave

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    John Steinbeck

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    Senior Member gargoyle's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    You do not, in any way, qualify as "old."

    Welcome, young'un!
    Okay Dave, your ancient.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Welcome rcurry, this is a great place to learn, and about being "old"... remember its just a number!!

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    welcome rcurry, how have you been. nice to see you here LOL
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Welcome and a Whoooo Buddy to you. I have a wee bit of kayak envy!
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Welcome to HF and looking forward to seeing your paddling/hammock photos.

    Fronkey

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