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    Smile Thank you for letting me join :)

    Hi I am interested in overnight hiking and have been researching all the lightweight options. I have a Byer Miskito Hammock I purchased about 7 years ago that my then 12 yr old son slept in over night, with a tarp, through a terrible storm and came through dry and snug. I have never slept overnight in a hammock but it seems the most lightweight way to overnight hike. I don't like the idea of sleeping on the ground unless I'm in a tent and the lightweight tent options are super expensive and at the same time flimsy. I have been looking all through the forum and am impressed with all the valuable information here and the ingenuity you are so willing to share. I am hoping to be able to make my own hammock and fly. I live in the panhandle of Florida and am a member of the Florida Trails Association. Anyone else?

    Happy Trails,
    PattyBee

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    PB, welcome to HF from central Florida!
    So many trees, so little time...

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    Senior Member Shotgunred's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Indiana! Diy section is full of great ideas and kind folks willing to help.

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    Welcome from West Virginia!

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    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
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    Welcome from NY!

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    catch up with this hanger. she has great info for your area. http://www.facebook.com/hammockhanger
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    Welcome to the group! From Ohio!
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Please check out the link below to show your love for hammocks!www.zazzle.com/hammocklife

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    Welcome from TN

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    Beware the DIY section.... That way lies madness....
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Welcome from South Florida which just missed the bullet named Irene!

    Yes, there are hangers on the forum from Pensacola (my home town) and Mobile area.
    BuffaloSkipper is right there in Pensacola.

    Be sure and look for group hangs in Florida and Alabama. Last year, Florida's hang was in Ocala National Forest with more than 50 people in attendance! These are not only great social (and eating) events but great, hands-on learning experiences, too.
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