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    Senior Member lostinthewuds's Avatar
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    Hello From South West Ohio!

    Hello all! I have lurked here before but it has been a while. I'm very new to hammock hanging and have yet to officially hang around. I picked up two brand new military hammocks at a Ham fest (yup, I am a ham radio guy) I paid $5 for both of them, they're still in the plastic bags that they came in. I hope tomorrow to build a sling support and try one out. They are very heavy and cotton. They are the item that has started this fire in my head. I love the idea of building my own and being able to use it. I have learned volumes from the forum here and figured Iwould take a moment to introduce myself.

    My family and I love to camp, and do anything that involves being outside. (usually in a pop up camper, please don't stone me, we have 3 little ones and it really makes camping possible with them ). My oldest just started as a cub scout and I think this will be a fun project for us to work on together.

    best,
    lost

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    What's up lost?! Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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    Welcome,

    Great place to hang and to get great advice and ideas from the many good and experienced folks on HF. I got a good piece of advice posted by KerMegan on my Intro Post. Which I'll share with you-

    KerMegan wrote: "and the best advice I can give is keep an eye on the 'trip planning forum'- likely there will be a group gathering you can get to, and it is an excellent opportunity to see many set-ups and brands of gear all in one place. or peruse the Diy gear making arena, and get ideas for making your own, or getting started on the cheap (especially if you can beg/borrow a sewing machine- aka 'thread injector', or know someone who sews and might owe you a favor..)
    have fun with the learning curve! it is all good.. KM (who has more then a few projects in progress -also known as UFO's or Un-Finished Objects..sigh)

    Also if you don't know Shug, you should!

    Shug's YouTube Videos

    Shug's Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7NZVqpBUV0

    Shug's YouTube Videos
    http://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery

    Enjoy HF!
    I hike with SCISSORS cause it makes me feel dangerous ... LoL

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    Hey whats up Lost! Welcome to the group. Give me a shout sometime. I'm in Dayton.
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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    Welcome to the forums from west Texas.

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    Welcome aboard from Florida. Enjoy the fun!
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Best to ya'll and the hanging trials.......hope it takes.
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    Welcome to HF from Indiana!

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    Senior Member lostinthewuds's Avatar
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    Thanks all for the warm welcome. I have been hanging hammocks in my head almost constantly for the past few days. I'll be sure to keep you all posted on my progress.

    Thanks again!
    lost

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    welcome from arkansas.

    can't say enough about watching the videos the members have contributed. very helpful and entertaining.

    since you're into dyi check out the current thread about dyi regrets. some funny yet informative stuff.

    welcome again.

    sv-

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