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    Senior Member stefprez's Avatar
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    Noobie from Upstate New York

    Hi Everyone!

    First off, I must say, what a phenomenal community and collection of knowledge and information you have here! In my search for more hammock camping information, I felt like I struck gold when I found this site, so thank you!

    I'm originally from southeastern Michigan and am now in Rochester, NY for school. I've been rock climbing indoors for over 5 years, and climbing outdoors for over 2 now. I also really love photography. You can check my stuff out here.

    I got into hammocks because we had one at my house I loved, and I thought, man, that would be great for my climbing trips when we are camping. Started looking into it, and quickly stumbled across Shug's videos. The information he gave sold me, and his quirkiness and silly antics became instant funny quotes between my friends. Now, I am looking to upgrade from my Byer Moskito Traveler and Blue Poly Tarp to something nicer, and I have four other friends back at home rocking the same set up on our climbing trips.

    I've never been on an actual backpacking trip, and I've only ever been hiking for the sake of hiking once, but we have to hike to our climbs all the time, so being in the outdoors is nothing new to me. I hope to get my first real overnighter in this summer in the Adirondacks of NY.

    I've got a birthday coming up, and still being young, I am gonna try and persuade a Warbonnet Blackbird 1.0 DL and Edge Tarp out of my loving family. It seems like the perfect balance between lightweight and features for me, and I'm stoked to finally get back in a hammock.

    Thanks again for the great community, and I look forward to learning more and hopefully getting some miles in with a few of you!

    Best Regards,
    Stefano

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    Being in Rochester you have someone very nearby that can make you a VERY awesome tarp

    And welcome to the forum!

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    Welcome to the forum!!
    Fulfillment is living a life that makes the lives of others worth living.
    DIY is addicting and fulfilling!
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    Senior Member stefprez's Avatar
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    Thanks Yukon! And alright, everyone has to let their noobie light shine at some point... Who would said tarp maker be? I'm actually really hoping to learn how to sew some of my own gear in the future, but it'd be pretty cool to meet someone that is good at it and maybe get some tips!

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Hey and Whoooooo Buddy!
    I had a bike stolen in Roh-cha-cha back in 1981 at Cathays Pogoda Restaurant.
    Good meal though))))))
    Good to see you here.
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    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    OES is the tarp maker:

    http://www.outdoorequipmentsupplier.com/

    Welcome to the dark side.
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    Senior Member stefprez's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Hey and Whoooooo Buddy!
    Shug
    I was watching your Hammock Hanging How To Part 1, and right when it finished (and after you said, "Whooooo Buddy!" about 30 times) I refreshed this page and saw your comment. Gave me quite a good chuckle. Absolutely love it. Thanks for the welcome, and sorry about the bike! I was pretty excited to see a comment from you.

    And thanks Raul! I was wondering if it was OES! I should get in contact with him again!

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    Welcome to the forum from another Rochesterian.

    I go to the Adirondacks quite often( 2x/month), so if you are ever itching to go send me a note.

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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.

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    Welcome to the forum from another upstater. It sounds like you are well under way already.
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