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    New Member Eric_Methven's Avatar
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    Hi from Durham (U.K)

    Just thought I'd pop in and say Hi!

    My grandson and I only ever use hammocks for camping now. Me, because having reached the age of 60, my back and hips hurt too much ground dwelling. My grandson, because he's not stupid and knows a good thing when he sees it.

    My grandson wanted to put hooks up in his bedroom and throw his bed out. His mom drew the line though - so it's only in the great outdoors for now.

    Also, hammocking pretty much guarantees you're gonna have to kip in the woods - and I love the woods.

    Looking forward to reading stuff here and contributing as and when I can.

    Eric

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    Welcome to the forum from across the pond. Sounds like you are off to a great start.
    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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    welcome to the madness.

    I grew up in Durham North Carolina here in the US.

    I started hanging for the same reasons you did.
    Last edited by gunner76; 07-20-2011 at 20:04.
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    New Member Eric_Methven's Avatar
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    Thanks guys, there's a few of us over here with an elevated perspective.
    I'm taking the grandson down to Wales in two weeks time for 10 days hanging around in the woods (BushcraftUK Bushmoot). Can't wait!
    Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

    You don't stop playing when you grow old - you grow old when you stop playing.

    Remember, Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may never incur.

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    Welcome aboard from Florida. Another 60 year old, your grandson has the right idea. I'm starting my fourth week of sleeping in a hammock fulltime, best sleep in ages.
    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 Mass.

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    see if mom might go for a couple of hammock hooks out on the porch/patio/backyard garden?
    KM(who welcomes you also!)

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    Welcome Eric and grandson

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    Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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    welcome to Hammock Forums 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.

    home is where your hammock is.

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