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    Senior Member dimeotane's Avatar
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    interested noooooobie

    I've been curious about getting into hammock camping more. I like the idea of having less weight to carry than my 'light' 6lb tent.

    I like to make my own gear too, so I spent some time looking at plans for hammocks.

    I was watching a good youtube video on cool folding wood stove that mentioned hammockforums.net that led me here.

    I've so much to learn, and am excited to have found experts!

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    Welcome, welcome, welcome!
    perrito

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    Welcome! Not only will a hammock be lighter, it will be infinitely more comfortable.
    Of course this comes with a price. Your maximum trail miles per day will be about 3! That's because you won't get out of the hammock until afternoon
    Mike
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    welcome. Check out Shugemery's youtube video tutorial he tosses some great info your way in a easy to learn and fun manner.

    I also put a blog up on hammock camping over at www.watermonkey.net which covers the basic componets of hammock camping and hiking in general.
    "If you give a monkey a gun and he shoots someone, you dont blame the monkey"

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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!

    +1 to the videos of both Shug and Water Monkey.
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

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    Welcome! Another great source of information is JustJeff's site. As MAD777 said, there are lots of other reasons to try hammocks instead of tenting. It's possible to go ultralight without using a hammock but you miss all the intangibles (that is, the rocks and roots underneath you - you just don't feel them when you're sleeping in a hammock).
    Last edited by WV; 09-30-2011 at 20:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Welcome! Not only will a hammock be lighter, it will be infinitely more comfortable.
    Of course this comes with a price. Your maximum trail miles per day will be about 3! That's because you won't get out of the hammock until afternoon
    Now that you mention it, I used to be up before the crack of dawn because I was uncomfortable. Now the rest of the crew has to drag me out.

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    Lets not forget SGT Rock's Site - http://hikinghq.net/
    "If you give a monkey a gun and he shoots someone, you dont blame the monkey"

    The end of the world is not coming in December, it is happening now in my living room. - TFC Rick

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    Welcome aboard from Florida. with all the advise you've already been given all i can say is, 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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    Welcome to the forum from west Texas!

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