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    New Member fifty2eighty's Avatar
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    From Lurker to Poster

    Hi, my name is Dave from CO. Sorry in advance if this ends up being a long post.

    A few months ago I purchased an ENO DN. At first it was a recreational endeavor but soon after I discovered this site, and it really piqued my interest in using my hammock for more than just a place to nap.

    After reading a lot of posts and watching a lot of videos from Shug and others I decided that one goal this summer was to spend at least one night in my hammock.

    Over the past few months I learned and made my own Whoopie Slings using directions posted here and have been hanging as much as possible.

    Recently though, for my birthday, my wife bought me a bug shield for my ENO DN and last weekend, on a camping trip at Boysen Reservoir in WY, I had my first overnight hang.

    Like most everyone here, I immediately fell in love and want to make it my primary mode of sleep while in the woods. But I'm lacking in a few areas so I am finally posting my introduction in order to get ideas from the group.

    Currently my sleep set up is:

    Hammock: ENO DN
    Bug Net: ENO Bug Shield
    Sleeping Bag: Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15
    Sleeping Pad: Big Agnes Insulated Core
    Tarp: ??? TBD
    Underquilt: ??? TBD

    I have really learned a lot by lurking and am a happy hanger that is looking forward to more hangs in the future.

    Dave

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    Senior Member NewtonGT's Avatar
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    welcome to the forums from SC. you would be fine starting off with you current bag and pad setup. and some even prefer pads to UQ's but not many. Id say keep going with your current setup but find yourself a tarp. tons of cottage guys around here or if you dont really care about it being ultralight you can look for the guide gear 12x12 or even a walmart tarp. goodluck with your hangs man
    Dale Gribble: I'm thinking, "new hammock." For me, laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure.

    Randy : yea but just remember yer roots and where ya come from....you got Hennessy in yer blood son......

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Senior Member Joey's Avatar
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    Welcome to the fun!

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    Senior Member Les Rust's Avatar
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    Hi, fifty2eighty, I, too, was a lurker for a good while. Welcome from Tennessee. Let us know how it's going.

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    Senior Member icedfire477's Avatar
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    Ive been attempting to buy a Guide Gear tarp for months now, but they've been sold out for what seems like forever

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    welcome to Hammock Forums and hey from high point nc.

    hang on and have fun.

    CLICK HERE to add your name to the world wide H F member location list. And Thank You!


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    Welcome, and enjoy!

    *HF may cause you to DIY everything, but please... no one wants a DIY cat... mostly the cat
    "Its ok... I have a hammock!"

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    Welcome to the HF from Canada! You've come to the right place.
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Welcome from IL, i am basically where you are at except i have a tarp and no bag. This addiction started the same way for me, still yet to do my first overnight....

    Happy hanging!!

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