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    New Member swamprat's Avatar
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    Greetings everyone

    I am new to hanging and look forward to reading the posts and learning new things about hammock. I have 2 Hennesy Hammocks, an Expedition and a Scout. My main reason for going to hammocks was to be a little cooler while trying to sleep down here in the deep south. After April or May tents are more like trying to sleep in an oven.

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    welcome to the madness

    be sure and watch all of Shug's videos
    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 Pipsissewa's Avatar
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    Howdy, Swamprat! Nice to meetcha!
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    Welcome to the forum!
    Know what you mean about the heat. North Ga is about the same. Out on the porch messin' with my wife's hammock and starting to sweat. 77 degrees with humidity.

    Dave

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    Welcome to the trees! Like the handle! My callsign in Vietnam was Swamprat 3!!! (Unit was called the Swamprats). Hang out (literally!), read, and hang as often as possible!
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

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    Senior Member lab72's Avatar
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    Hello and welcome

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    Welcome aboard swamp rat. Have fun and enjoy these fine folks.

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    Welcome from up North!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Senior Member backpackingZombie's Avatar
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    welcome. i've heard some terrible stories of hammock non-coolness in the south, so let us know what you find.
    When it seems like the night will last forever
    And there's nothing left to do but count the years
    When the strings of my heart start to sever
    And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears
    I will walk alone by the black muddy river
    And dream me a dream of my own
    -Jerry

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    Senior Member chickenwing's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by backpackingZombie View Post
    welcome. i've heard some terrible stories of hammock non-coolness in the south, so let us know what you find.
    Welcome swamprat. It is hard to be cool in almost anything when the nighttime lows are 80+ degrees and relative humidity is hovering around the same number but it sure beats lying on the ground.
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