Howdy back, from GA!
Howdy back, from GA!
Hi, from Ohio. Glad those voices brought you here, be careful....sometimes those voices take you to the 9th floor of a hospital However, keeping those voices under slight control...just slight, will make you a total valued member here
welcome from O-hi-o!
RIP GORDIE HOWE
Welcome aboard.... Learn for the members here and you will be hanging from the trees in hammock bliss in no time...
Welcome to the family!
Welcome to HF from another Bama hanger..........the voices can be very expensive indeed!!!!!
Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum
Thank y'all for such a warm welcome! I have been browsing the forum as time permits, and I am overwhelmed both by the great sense of camaraderie that is apparent, and by the amount of valuable information that is here.
A little about me might be in order, especially because this is an introduction thread.
Age-wise, I am 59. A bit on the heavy side at 6' 1" and weight hovering around 240, I am blessed with generally excellent health, which I hope to be able to say for many more years.
My hammock plans, such as they are, include kayak camping and trail camping. Generally speaking however, the camping simply a means to an end, the end being landscape and nature photography, in beautiful places, at the right time of day (the hour before and after sunrise and sunset, primarily). Even though my camera kit is minimalistic (camera, 3 lenses, appropriate filters, and tripod) it has to be considered as part of the baseline weight and bulk for trail camping.
Three (hopefully mild) seasons are pretty much the limits for me, and probably just the warmer parts of spring and fall. I am planning to start hanging in the late spring initially, so that I can learn and gain experience during warm weather. Then later on, if the itch arises and needs to be scratched, I can think about colder weather camping if I think it will be necessary for a photo shoot that I think will be worthwhile.
Located in north Alabama, I am currently focused on travelling to scenic locations that are regionally close, i.e. Appalachia to bayou country from east to west.
The DIY information here is phenomenal! Because of my lovely wife, I have access to a Bernina 830 and a Bernette serger, so its possible I could learn to make gear and possibly make most of my own gear, something I hadn't considered before.
Once again thanks for the warm welcome!