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    Noob from MI

    Ran into a crew of you on the North Manitou trip over the weekend and got interested in learning more about hammocks. I'm currently a tent/bag/pad guy, weighing in at about 6.5lb between the three. It'd be great to have other options, especially for winter, though will mostly be lurking and learning for now!

    Some of my trip pics (and some random day hike pics, etc) including the latest N. Manitou pics, are here: http://www.umich.edu/~olmsnj/photos.html

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    Welcome from Pa.!
    You came to the right place to learn about hammocks.

    I enjoyed your photos of your trips.
    As well as the photos of your DIY projects - love the patio and steps!

    Marti

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    Welcome to the forum from west Texas.

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    hey welcome aboard,...you will soon find yourself hanging and leaving the ground. i think we're trying to get an over night in the next couple of fridays for a quickie to pinckney rec on a friday night, hopefully you can meet up with us.
    http://smartoutdoors.webs.com/ elephant trunks, tarp keys and crosses

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    bloomgorge: definitely keep me in mind for that. I practically live there in my kayak -- Halfmoon, Watson, Blind, Bruin, Patterson lake, etc. Pinckney Rec area is excellent. I've hiked the Potawatomi a couple times in spring to ramp up for a hiking trip. It's a nice area, so, yeah I'd love to join in if possible.

    mph5: thanks! I am a big DIYer with house, auto, outdoors, electronics, etc.

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    Welcome from south central MI.
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    Glad you made it here. Offer is still good to check out some stuff if and when your interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    Glad you made it here. Offer is still good to check out some stuff if and when your interested.
    dangling the carrot...oh boy, got $5 on it the rabbit is very interested....i'd definitely pitch the double hammock under single tarp....his lady looked like a hiker
    http://smartoutdoors.webs.com/ elephant trunks, tarp keys and crosses

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    Yup -- she holds her own. Probably won't catch her camping in the snow but anything else I do she joins in on. We were grumbling alongside each other while climbing the runner's "up" trail on Mt Marathon in Alaska. http://www.seward.com/news-events/ma.../MMR%20Map.jpg

    Always glad for an opportunity to take a look at a setup -- thanks for the offer!

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