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    Senior Member Kerrkid's Avatar
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    newbi from motor city, What up!!!

    yes i am new to hammock backpacking in fact, I am still looking for my hammock. Any advice when it comes to buying a hammock? Any at all will help out a great deal ? I have been backpacking for about a year and i must say i love it, the sound of sleeping up off the ground sounds great to me. I mainly go backpacking in the spring ,fall and winter. I am 38 with a bad back, some mornings i wake up and cant walk because i sleep on the ground so I hope that this hammock helps. I am going on a trip in october and in november and cant wait. Happy hanging to all.

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    Senior Member rigidpsycho's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard. Coming from a 39 yr old with a bad back as well you are definitely gonna love the hammock. When I sleep on my hammock I wake up refreshed and without any back pain. So enjoy!!!
    Last edited by rigidpsycho; 07-17-2011 at 18:38.
    Chris

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    Senior Member Dblcorona's Avatar
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    Welcome. A lot of us in the area. I'm sure we can recommend and even show off a few different hammocks to help you decide.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

    -- Finis Mitchell,

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    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
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    welcome to the madness....
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Tim
    I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ~ Douglas Adams

    We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

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    Senior Member bmwrider's Avatar
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    Detroit area
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    I'm new here as well, and in the same area, we should talk hammocks some time, I work at the Troy REI and have only ever slept on the ground, same as you, come on in a say hi some time, my name is Todd

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    Senior Member gargoyle's Avatar
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    whoop dutch!
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    Your back will thank you, welcome.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Senior Member hippofeet's Avatar
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    It helps your back. Trust me. 37, multiple car wrecks, lifetime physical labor jobs. I hate my bed, but love my gf.

    Welcome to HF.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    Welcome aboard from Florida. Take a little time and absorb some info, some buy some diy. I'm into my third week of fulltime hammocking and have never slept better in my life.
    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 the Forums from Canada!
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