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    Hello from AZ

    I'm James, I started lurking here about a month ago when I went camping with some hangers. I spent the night tossing and turning on the ground waiting for the sun so I could get up, while the hangers snored happily away in their swinging quilted cocoons.

    The next day I had them give me all the info about their setups and I started looking around at gear. The Whoopie sling blew my mind. I've started to convert, but I have to keep my ground setup as long as I live in AZ. I think hanging on a saguaro is illegal, and we have a shortage of trees in some areas.

    I should be moving in the next few months, so I'll probably end up somewhere with more trees, which means I can hang more. I would love to not have to camp on the ground anymore. I'm tired of slopes and rocks and goat's heads.

    I've learned a lot on here, and look forward to learning more.

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    Welcome James! Once you spend your first night in a hammock you will be spoiled for life. The lack of trees is a bummer if you are car camping you might consider a portable hammock stand.
    Terry

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    WELCOME TO THE TREES!!!!!!! Oh man, I avoid the ground like the plague... Hammocks aren't for everyone but for me they're the cat's meow....
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    I think you will find plenty of AZ hangers around here, and they always seem to find some outstanding places to hang.
    We are now ready to start our way down the Great Unknown.We are three quarters of a mile in the depth of the earth.We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknow river yet to explore.What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well! We may conjecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied about freely this morning; but to me the cheer is somber and the jests are ghastly. Powell 1869

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome to the HF from Bama.........to the trees man, to the trees!!!!!
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    You'll never regret taking to the trees. Welcome to the forum!

    Sunny
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    I do miss the trees. They went into hiding in central AZ. I think the cacti scared them off in a big gang war years ago.

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    welcome buddy

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    The trees didn't go into hidding, they just retreated to the higher ground. Welcome to your new addiction.
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