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    I'm back

    I have not be around much lately. As many of you all know and helped me with a while back had my gear stolen and you all helped me and my son get it back. But what you all don't know is not long after I broke my back at work and was laid up for awhile. I was so depressed that I couldn't camp with the boy or help with his Scout troop. I am back on my feet now and will be going on my first outing in the hammocks with the Scouts this month. So just thought I would give you all an update. Wish me luck I am hoping the back will be ok to hang.

    Bigbogg

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    Welcome back big fella! Sorry about the news but I'm glad you are on the upswing.

    I have a particular interest in how you recover as I am have back surgery soon myself.
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    Glad you're up and about again. Hope your back is ok in the hammock.
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    Best of luck Bigbogg and a speedy recuperation. Hangin ina hammock is a good cure for all ailments.
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    glad to hear you back on your feet ....
    i know all about back problems i had 2 spine surgeries in the last year... not fun
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Thanks everyone. I have been waiting to be able to go and hang. Did a dry run today. It was a little sore but I think I will be ok. The issue with me right now is trying to keep the cold off my back. It is ruff to keep the pad under me. Or getting a pad wide enough to cover me. I am what some would call extra wide 6 foot 4 inches and around 300 and built wide . Any pointers for me as I can't move to an underquilt right now due to no extra money right now from being off work for a little while and workers cmp not covering everything. Any tips would be a big help.

    Bigbogg
    Last edited by Bigbogg; 09-25-2011 at 22:53.

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    Welcome back! Glad you're on the mend. I wish I had some suggestions for you for keeping warm, but I've never done cold weather hanging... I bet someone here has some ideas though!

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    Sorry to hear that. I had to have surgery myself. I fell off a side loading truck and hit my back on the frocks of a forklift. And almost bent in half. But I was so heartbroken that i didn't even want to check out the Forum. But I am feeling better now and can even walk around without my cane( ok I used a trekking pole.) So now I want to get back in my rig and hang. I should be able to get a few more hangs in before the weather turns cold. After I get stuff (bills and such ) paid up I am going to look into a underquilt so I can hang in some colder weather. Thanks again to all of you out there that help me and my son with the gear.

    Bigbogg


    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    glad to hear you back on your feet ....
    i know all about back problems i had 2 spine surgeries in the last year... not fun

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    take it easy and don't rush anything ... even if your feeling good listen to your doctor
    i been dealing with this for 2 years and one thing i learned is don't rush it
    what surgery did you have done ?
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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