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    Iowa noob hanger

    On a whim I have decided to try hammock camping. I bought an eno single nest and straps( i suck knot tying). I have learned two things so far;

    1 don't let your kids test your hammock for you, they fall asleep in it.

    2 last year's corn stalks don't hold up hammocks well.

    I look forward to learning more from all of you. Now off to find more trees...

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    Hello and welcome!
    Like you I started with an ENO and Slap straps. The hammock is great for lounging but the slap straps have a poor record of stretching overnight because they are nylon. A lot of people complained of their butts touching the ground by morning.
    The more popular suspension options do not require knots and are very light if you are thinking of using a hammock for backpacking. Check out the suspension forum especially Grizz's 3 part series.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Where at approx.? I'm from SE Iowa originally, stuck at Ft Polk til next summer then probabally back to IA.

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    welcome to HammockForums and hey from high point nc.
    there is a ton of stuff here to read, learn and ask about.
    if it's hammock related it's here or still waiting to be invented.
    hang on and have fun.

    home is where your hammock is.

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


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    Welcome to HF!

    Fronkey

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Try hanging from sunflowers)))))
    A Whoooo Buddy to ya'.
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    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Welcome to hammock forums. I am in Marion, IA. Going to hang for the first time this weekend at a scout campout.

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    mcnurlenj I am in davenport.

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    Welcome, from North Alabama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Try hanging from sunflowers)))))
    A Whoooo Buddy to ya'.
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    Shug, you got it wrong..Kansas is the Sunflower state.
    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

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