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    Greetings from Illinois

    I'm new to hammock camping in that I've been camping with others who camp with hammocks but I've never slept in one myself. Hammock Forums' member Lonely Raven, who I know from another forum, referred me to these forums.

    I'm interested in camping in a variety of climates including the Winter and have been lurking for a short time on the forums. I hope to gain some knowledge and if I'm lucky, pick up some used gear from other, more experienced hammock campers in the For Sale area.

    -Jeff

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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    jnathan:
    Welcome to HF from Bama.........make sure you check out 10 part video series for newbies by Shug Emery and if possible check out/pick up/download "The Ultimate Hang" by Derek Hansen. Both cover the ins and outs of hammock camping.
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Senior Member Poppabear's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF this is the place to learn hammock hanging. Keep your eyes peeled in the for sale section and you will run across so mighty fine deals.
    Terry

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    Welcome from Ohio....you're in for a heck of a ride, a fun one!

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    Senior Member firecaptain53's Avatar
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    Greetings from central IL. There are a few hammockers here in Illinois, we even go out in the dead of winter when we get the chance. Where in this great flat state are you located. I can point you to some areas in the central region if you are so incline to go, in fact, I would be interested if the timing is right.

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    Senior Member Shotgunred's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Hoosier neighbor!

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    Senior Member Stovemandan's Avatar
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    Glad to have you here. I'm up in Rockford, IL.
    Coming soon: Fancee Feest teams up with "El Conquistador"

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    Welcome to the forum....I am a Chicago area guy that has been doing the hammock thing for about a year now. It's a great way to camp!

    Let us know where you are so we can point you in the direction of some trees!

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    Senior Member GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
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    Welcome from what the local NPR station calls "East Central Illinois".
    Grizz
    (alias ProfessorHammock on youtube)

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    Senior Member BigJake's Avatar
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    Welcome to the mix. I'm in the Quad Cities and looking forward to hanging with some of my fellow Illinois hangers in 2012.

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