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    Hello From FL

    New to hanging, new here, and relatively new to solo camping. Wanted to say hello and thanks for the forums; I've found a lot of information here that's helped steer me in the directions that I've wanted to go with my gear.

    Just got my Hennessey Expedition in the mail today; I'm actually sending this from my backyard on my netbook while lying in the hammock, listening to the rain on the fly.

    I've been bike camping (think car camping with greater limits on gear weight--and especially gear volume--and you're not far wrong) for about six months now, and I have to say that the hammock is definitely the best summer solution that I've run across for keeping cool during the evenings here in FL. Definitely worth the sticker shock.

    Anyway, thanks for the great collation of information here!

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    Greetings FLRider! Hope to see you on our next Florida hang. We've kinda delayed our organized meetings because of the weather(and skeeters that one time...). Hopefully we'll get a hang going soon.
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    Well, thank you, lilricky.

    I'm good for just about anywhere within eighty miles or so of Gainesville most Sundays and Mondays. With a little more lead time, I can do pretty much anywhere in FL--since I have to arrange transportation for my wife if I'm going to take the car out of town on Monday.

    Please, feel free to PM me any time you're getting something together.

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    Welcome from south Florida! I went to UF and still miss it. Back then the Vietnam war was at its peak and it was an exciting place.

    The Florida hangers do get together a few times a year (except in summer). Come fall, keep an eye on the "trip planning" sub-forum.

    Looking forward to meeting up with you.
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    Thanks, MAD777. I look forward to meeting up with you, too.

    I didn't go to school here; I moved up here to be with someone who did--from South FL, actually. Turned out to not work out in the end between us; but I found a good job, a wonderful wife, and a beautiful city because of that move. Not necessarily in that order, of course...

    It's the biggest small town I've ever lived in.

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland, looking forward to hanging in the fall. Seems like more and more joining HF from Florida.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Welcome to HF from CF!
    With all the new Florida folks signin' on the 2nd Annual FL Hang may have to be moved to a larger venue. Or maybe we could all go to Islander's house! What do you think Mark?
    FHV Planning Thread (it's gonna rock!)
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    Welcome to the forum from Alabama.
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    Thanks for all the well-wishes, everybody. You do seem to know how to make someone feel welcome!

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