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    New Member Skipper's Avatar
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    Taking the plunge!

    I've been lurking here a while and decided to give it a go and, gosh, am I excited.

    Let me introduce myself. Grew up back east, loved the AT but as I've grown older those accidents and incidents have caught up with me. Now, I have been living on the front range of the Rockies with my wife for three years and though I will suffer through sleeping on the ground, I pay for my sporty youth. Let me say, there is some beautiful mountain country less than an hour away!!! But after one night, owwww, very discouraging.

    Well I ordered a hammock, have the clothes, pads, bag, am requisitioning a tarp from an old tent, and expect to be out very soon-gonna attempt to conquer overnight 20's in a hammock in the Rockies, truck camping so I can bring anything I might need. Now I just have to wait for the hammock...patience Skippy, patience.

    Let me take a sec to thank you for ALL your posts. I should be in good shape for my first time out thanks to you, and if not, ya'll have the answers.

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    Senior Member gunn parker's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome, once you get hanging, there is no turning back.
    I hope your first post title does not forebode anything bad
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    welcome to HF Skipper.
    good choice on the hammocks. i'm extremely glad i discovered them... especially after a bunch of broken bones back in 2002<G>. ...tim
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    New Member Skipper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunn parker View Post
    Hi and welcome, once you get hanging, there is no turning back.
    I hope your first post title does not forebode anything bad
    Gunn
    LOL!!! Me too, no more damage. Seriously, I will start stringing not far off the ground-just in case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    welcome to HF Skipper.
    good choice on the hammocks. i'm extremely glad i discovered them... especially after a bunch of broken bones back in 2002<G>. ...tim
    Disc, both shoulders, arthritic all over from injuries, muscle wasting on one leg, even a penetrating wound into my body cavity about a year ago...that cold hard ground sure brings on the achey breakies.

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    Senior Member angrysparrow's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard Skipper.
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    Welcome to the forums! What hammock did you order?


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    Senior Member txulrich's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skipper View Post
    Now I just have to wait for the hammock...patience Skippy, patience.
    First, let me say welcome to the site. I was wondering if you're related to this skippy??? http://skippyslist.com/list/
    Peace,
    Joe

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    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Happy hanging.
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    NCP, I ordered a Cabela's double, seemed like a good place to start. Apparently comes with straps unlike the ENO and less expensive-seems like a good place to start. If things work out, there are others in my future. I wanted to make my own but Wally World only has non-descript material and none of it ripstop.

    Tex, LOL. No but I like the sense of humor.
    Last edited by Skipper; 04-24-2008 at 15:37.

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