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  1. #1
    New Member
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    Queensland Australia.
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    New boy on the forum.

    Hello fellow 'Hangers'. I've been using a hammock for about a year now but just stumbled across this forum which looks like being a mine of information. I live in Queensland, Australia, which is sub tropical. Looking at some of the photos of ice and snow on this forum I have to salute the hardy souls that brave such conditions. Here, our problem is the opposite. A light sleeping bag is nesseccary only in the winter. I use a DD travel hammock and I love it!
    Almost all of my camping is done either with a canoe, in which case the biggest bugbear is insects and Mangrove roots/inhospitable ground, or Bicycle touring using what I believe is known as 'Stealth camping' in the USA.
    My hammock is ideal for these conditions. My hammock can be rigged as a comfortable 'Bivvy' if there are no trees available, but it is rare that I cannot 'hang out' for the night.
    I'm 75 and I've been camping since I was about 12. My daughter put me onto hammocks and it has been a revelation. I suppose you might call me a slow learner.
    I've just discovered 'Whoopie Slings'. What magic!
    I have found that hammocks can almost always be orientated so that I can lay in comfort and watch the Sun rise and the only thing that gives me a bigger buzz than that is hearing my lovely wife call me for breakfast. Alas! My wife is smarter than me and has given up camping, so most of my trips are solo. Thats OK, one must not be too greedy for good things, and she doesn't mind me going on trips. She just checks the insurance policy and waves me off with smile.
    I'm looking forward to communicating with new friends on the forum,
    Cheers to all. Bobbo.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
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    Jan 2012
    Location
    hampton, va
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    DIY green gathered end.
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    12x10 blue tarp.
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    JRB triglide
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    Seems like you may be a mine of information yourself! Welcome from a new hanger and someone new to the forums.

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    Toronto, ON
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    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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    Beaufort, NC
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    welcome to the madness
    Frosty Butt Hang Jan 2015 .................. Fat Butt Hang April 2015

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    I am 18 with 43 years of experience !

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    Senior Member Crocodile Sanders's Avatar
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    Hartselle, AL
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    LL UQ, RevX TQ
    Suspension
    ws-straps
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    100
    Welcome aboard, and you're spot on about this forum being a mine of information!
    Hangin' round beats on the ground...
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

    Bob

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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    Location
    NE Alabama
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    Clark NX-200
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    Strap/cinch buckle
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    Welcome to HF from Bama...........see if you can get the wife to join you out while your hanging around, get her her own hammock!!!!
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Montgomery, Alabama
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    Welcome aboard!
    "I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come." - Abraham Lincoln

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    You inspire me. Welcome!!!! I am new too.

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    May 2008
    Location
    Simpsonville, SC
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    Bobbo,
    Welcome to the forum from South Carolina.
    I look forward to some pictures from the land down under.

    swampfox
    He is your friend, your companion, your defender... he is your dog. You are his life, his leader, and master. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of that devotion.

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    Welcome Bobbo! I'm new too! Also looking forward to pictures!

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