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  1. #1
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    Smile First real DIY-hang and a major change in my life

    April 1st 2011:

    Got settled in my girlfriend's parents' "garden". Setup:
    DIY gathered-end hammock
    DIY underquilt
    DIY topquilt
    DIY tarp
    DIY treestraps
    DIY whoopie-sling suspension
    DIY stuff-sack
    -- did I forget anything? Oh yes, I'll need to make a ridgeline-organizer, some snake-skins, a bugnet...

    Had us a nice fire with pierced sausages (is this proper english?). As soon as we were fed I unpacked the ring I had brought with me, fell down on my knees and asked my girlfriend to marry me -- no april's fool joke -- now she's my fiance!



    We enjoyed the calming fire for a longer while and enjoyed being together till I escorted her to her car in the late night (she was not going to stay the night in the forest, will need to put more efforts into converting her to the hammock...).

    The next day I siliconized my new DIY rectangle camo-tarp.



    Here is a picture of the complete setup:



    What to say, it was a mighty fine weekend and I slept like a baby despite of the owls, bats and all those other animals around!

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    Senior Member ShadowAlpha's Avatar
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    wow! Congrats

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    Hey trinni,

    Congratulations on the engagement.
    Take care,
    Bluefin


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    Senior Member creativeKayt's Avatar
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    Wowzers, trinni! That's awesome!!
    Congrats to you both on your engagement! And, great job on your hang, too!!

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    Beautiful hang site and equipment! Congratulations on the engagement.

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    First hang is a life changer...oh yeah, getting engaged is up there as well I suppose.
    Seriously, all the best as you continue to build your life with your fiancee. Congrats!!
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Life is good, congrats trinni!
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    Senior Member BullFrog's Avatar
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    Congrats trinni! Here's to many years of happy hammock-hanging together *raises glass*

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    Congratulations! All the best to you both. Nice work on the gear too!
    Good luck,
    RED

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    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
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    Congrat's all around!
    "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
    It's always best if your an early riser!

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