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    Senior Member BigJake's Avatar
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    New guy in the room

    Hi all,

    I'm not afraid to admit it. I have it bad!

    I make an annual trip to the Boundary Waters in MN with some friends, and a couple of us picked up Grand Trunk travel hammocks at Cabelas on the way up I-35. I'd never taken an afternoon nap in the BWCA, and I'd never slept so good either! We both decided that we'd leave the tents home on the next trip.

    I ended up here months ago because HF gets referrals whenever someone mentions hammocks at bwca.com. I like to research decisions like this, so I've watched all of Shug's and Grizz's videos. I quickly learned that I'll need some insulation under me and that I could better than the stock GT suspension.

    This whole Black Friday thing got a little out of control, but I can say that I'm almost done completing my setup. I have a 20* Incubator and some whoopie slings coming from Hammock Gear and a Superfly coming from Warbonnetguy. Should I tell the wife or let her find out when the packages arrive??? Now, what to do about bugs?

    Anyway, I've never gone backpacking before, but now I'm researching that too. So much to do and so little time! I hope to meet some of you in 2012 at a hang or two.

    Later,
    Todd aka BigJake
    (it's a John Wayne thing)

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    welcome to Hammock Forums and hey from high point nc.

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    welcome to the forum!

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    A Whooooo Buddy to ya'....
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    Welcome to the great times hanging in trees.
    Terry

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    Senior Member Veto 65's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum. You'll be a much happier camper.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Hello and Welcome to the HF from Canada! Sounds like you're off to a great start.
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    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Welcome from the Kansas/Missouri boarder! Woops, better change that to Missouri/Kansas Boarder as the Tigers ate up them hawks.
    From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
    William Crane
    aka MrClean
    Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
    Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
    Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
    The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
    JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
    TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
    The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome from central Alabama
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