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    Hello from Vancouver, WA. First hammock camping trip coming in 6 weeks

    I've been an avid back country hiker and camper for years. But I'm getting old so I've been considering making the change to hammock camping for several years. I have a four day trip planned for this summer and after a bad back injury last year I figured now is the time to make the switch as there is no way I'm sleeping on the ground come June.

    So I did tons of reading on instructables and went out and purchased my first hammock (Skeeter Beeter (not the pro)) today. I can't wait to try it out but I still have tons to do before I'm ready for the maiden voyage, so to speak.

    I have tons of questions, but since this is the introductions forum I won't post them here.

    See you on the trails
    Mike

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    you will love it.... Welcome

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    Hammock camping re-invigorated my backpacking experience.
    Here is a series of videos I did for new hangers. It may help some.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15516

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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.
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    hang on and have fun.

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    Hi Mike,
    I just started Hammock camping also thanks to Shug.
    Watch his vids, very funny and a lot of info. Contact me if you would like to talk about camping. I hike in the Gorge, Gifford Pinchot area and I plan on doing a 3 day hike in the Indian Heaven area in the late summer early fall time.
    Peace \/ and welcome.

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    Welcome Mike from another Washingtonian,

    I don't know the exact dates of your trip, but if you are free on June 4th-6th, we are having a gathering in Oregon, not too far from where you are; at Opal Creek Wilderness in Oregon.

    Here's the thread link: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=29898

    It's a great way to meet people, see what kind of gear they have, and learn some new things.

    ~Mindwalk

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    Welcome. There is a nice pile of folks here who live in the Pacific NW, to hang, talk, and camp put with.
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    This is the place to get all your answers. Welcome to HF!

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    Welcome from Gadsden,Al. You're gonna like hammock camping.

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    Welcome Mike. I have a Skeeter Beeter also which sure beats sleeping on the ground.
    There's been some discussion of a Washington summer hang which can be found here:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=30211

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