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  1. #1
    New Member
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    Sep 2011
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    Nothern California
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    New Hanger from Nothern Califronia

    I have been lurking long enough; I figure it is time to introduce myself. I was asked to be the Scoutmaster for my son's troop so I needed to get some gear together. I had gone on a couple of camp-outs with the troop and I realized that the ground has gotten harder as I have grown older. As scoutmaster I will be doing a lot of camping so I looked for a comfortable alternative to being on the ground. Needless to say I found a solution here on HF.

    I want to say thanks to the many people who have posted some very valuable information. I have read so many posts and my list of people that I have learned from has grown too long to list. From all this info I was able to get my setup together.

    Below is an image of my setup. As my yard does not have any trees I had to make a stand to set it up outside. I have not yet slept overnight in the hammock stand. However I have tested the hammock on a camp-out a couple weeks ago. Other then my toes getting a little cold it was the most comfortable I have ever been camping.

    Superfly and DIY Hammock by brianfretz, on Flickr

    The tarp is a warbonnet superfly, the hammock is a DIY double layer that I made from a pattern from DIYGearSupply. I ordered an underquilt from HammockGear and it should be here soon. I can hardly wait for my next camping trip.

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    mountain_man_mike's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
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    Clovis, CA
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    Welcome to the forum from Central California. Your set up looks fine and you'll be tuning it for some time to get it just right. Have fun and enjoy these years. They pass with lightning speed.
    Happy Trails to one and all.
    Enjoy the outdoors wisely and elevate your perspective.

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    Another Really cool JC Penny Puffer instructional- https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...141#post953141

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    gunner76's Avatar
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    welcome to the madness
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    I am 18 with 44 years of experience !

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    Member
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    Jan 2012
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    Mountain City, GA
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    Welcome dude, I also am a scout dad...I've converted a few scouts to hammocks!

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    Bubba's Avatar
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    May 2010
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    Ontario, Canada
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    Welcome to HF from Canada!
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Senior Member Bondo's Avatar
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    Jan 2012
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    Central Cal via Liberty, Tx
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    Welcome aboard from Cen Cal. Troop 480 Asst. Scoutmaster here!

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    sr1355's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jackson, MI
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    Interesting outdoor setup... What are the end poles made from.... Oh... Welcome aboard matey...
    Happy Hangin'

    Paul - SR1355
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    Senior Member SanAntoneTY's Avatar
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    great stuff welcome to the forum ask away we got a great group of gear testers hear
    Ty

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    Senior Member Poppabear's Avatar
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    Welcome to the fun!
    Terry

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    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain_man_mike View Post
    Welcome to the forum from Central California.
    Welcome from the Southern edge of Central California...the DMZ, as it were, between So Cal and No Cal.
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

    Earth First! We'll dirt bike ride the other planets later.

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