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    Senior Member Adarack's Avatar
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    New Hanger From MA

    Morning all,

    I'm a brand new hanger from Massachusetts.

    About 6 weeks ago I picked up an Equip hammock from Walmart and a Hammock Bliss bug net from Campmor. Made a couple of Whoopie slings and a ridgeline out of 1/8 Amsteal blue and away I went.

    I have since switch to webbing and cinch buckles on the Equip (nothing against the slings I just like the webbing more) and have ordered a Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 Double (felt like a kid on Christmas when it arrived). Currently using a Guide Gear Tarp (no tie out mods yet maybe next weekend), and have a poncho liner UQ in the works.

    Anyway I would not have done any of this if it was not for all the information from this site. Thanks to the videos from Shug, Grizz, Ramblinrev, and many others I have learned more than I thought there was about hammocking.

    Thanks Guys, keep up the good work.

    Jay

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    Welcome to the forums Adarack. Looks like your well on your way.

    Not sure if you have seen this but there is a group hang coming up in our area-

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=28019
    John
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    Senior Member oldsoldier's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums. I will second that coming to the group hang would be fun-its the first of, perhaps, a yearly thing!

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    Senior Member Veto 65's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum. You are on a great start and fast too.

    I hope to see you at the Mass hang.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Senior Member Adarack's Avatar
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    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    R3l@x, oldsoldier
    Thank you for letting me know about the group hang but unless something changes I should be working that weekend.

    Veto 65
    It is kinda fast... The story goes I got the Equip hammock without knowing anything about hammocks at all. Thought $25 was a good deal. After setting it up for a weekend afternoon I quickly learned the many weaknesses in the suspension of a $25 hammock . So while looking for a solution I came across Hammock Forums and the magic Amsteel Blue.

    The Equip is still a nice hammock for $25 as long as you get rid of what it comes with. Its a little heavy with the bug net but great around the house for a afternoon nap or car camping.

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    Welcome from another fellow MA hanger...hopefully you can make the MA hang.....if not it'll be a good enough excuse to get another one going sometime this summer.
    Welcome to HF!
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    Welcome to HF!

    Fronkey

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    Welcome to the addiction.
    We must all learn to live together as brothers--or we will all perish together as fools. MLK

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    Welcome from yet another Mass Hanger! there will be plenty of opportunities to hang around here this Summer/Fall - join us!
    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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    welcome to the madness

    Welcome to the addiction.
    its only an addiction if you are trying to stop
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    I am 18 with 43 years of experience !

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