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    New Member ImSoConfused's Avatar
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    A Mid Florida camper moves on up!

    Greetings from Central Florida!!!

    I found my way here because of a mishap on my annual trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Wife and I were making a side trip beforehand, so I shipped all my gear up to my brother's place in Minn. UPS went OOPS and lost all my gear. Thankfully bro and the other guys on my trip were able to outfit me enough to go on a week's trip, but 7 days of sleeping on a leaky air mattress convinced me there had to be a better way. My gear did finally show up at his house, the day we came out of the woods. It looked like it'd been run over by a UPS truck.

    My brother had an old HH 2.5 he'd used once years ago (we ain't gettin' any younger) so I called him up to ask why he'd only used it on that one trip. "Too cold" was his reply, so he shipped it down to me to let me try it out.

    I only had 4 little problems my first night out.
    1. I hung in my property facing the barn lite, which shone in my face all night long.
    2. Bike Week in Daytona... I heard 'em roaring up and down the roads all night long.
    3. Mr bear decided to come to my house for dinner. I scared the bejeebers out of him. Evidently Florida Black Bears aren't too familiar with the shape of a hammock!
    4. Some minor CBS, which I've been studying to resolve here in the forums.

    But, I'm a convert, I've seen the light, hallelujah!!! Ordered one of my very own and been trying to figure out how to convince my wife to let me set it up in the house. I'm sure that's a no-go, but a guy's gotta dream, right?

    For someone with a kinky back, it's been the best nights sleep I could imagine.

    I live at the south end of the Seminole Forest, so my neighbor and I will be doing a hike in before too long and I just can't wait.

    Shug, if you read this, you're an inspiration. Thanks for all the info. Loved your BBQ vid on youtube. I'm also the envy of my peers for my pork butts. I think I use more rub than you do!!!

    Regards to all and thanks for the great community.

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    Great to have you - Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Welcome from south Florida! I know very well what you mean by kinky back. Hammocks are great. I just can't figure out why it took me so long to figure out the obvious.

    Here is an event that you do not want to miss....

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=38422
    Mike
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Shug, if you read this, you're an inspiration. Thanks for all the info. Loved your BBQ vid on youtube. I'm also the envy of my peers for my pork butts. I think I use more rub than you do!!!
    Whooo Buddy and all hail the BBQ))))) I am doing some butts and ribs this weekend for a thankee to some of our volunteers at my wife's studio....
    Shug


    Shug a Q by Sean Shug Emery, on Flickr



    Red Velvet cake for Aerial by Sean Shug Emery, on Flickr



    My BBQ rig by Sean Shug Emery, on Flickr
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Senior Member samsara's Avatar
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    Welcome to the clubs (new hammock user club, crooked back club, why didn't I do this sooner club, thank you Shug club) from central Florida!

    Dave
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    Welcome to HF dude!

    Fronkey

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    Senior Member zukiguy's Avatar
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    Welcome....I'm out toward the beach just south of Cocoa (just an hour or so down the road). Glad you found the forums at last. Any chance you'll make it to the hang in January??

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    welcome to Hammock Forums and hey from high point nc.

    CLICK HERE to add your name to the world wide H F member location list. And Thank You!


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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Keep a bed handy for the necessities and push how much the hammock helps the back.
    Try to make the big hang, the more the merrier and bring your wife so she can see just how much nicer people are after hanging in a hammock. Might even make a convert.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Hi and welcome to HF from Winnipeg Canada
    This is your one stop shop for all Hammock knowledge

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