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    Senior Member Womble's Avatar
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    Newbie from Switzerland (Europe)

    Hi,
    I'm absolutely new to hammock camping. I had a cord hammock rolled up in my basement for years, but hardly used it. So how did an ignorant person like me end up here ! Well, I actually don't remember myself, I think all started with a hole in my selfinflating mattress? Following the mysterious ways of internet and search engines, I think I went from mattress to bivy and from there to hammocks.

    Reading all sorts of stories and watching many vids on Utube, I got somewhat crazy about the subject, up to a point to order a DD. I checked other, mainly US produced, brands but their prices + shipping discouraged me from 'just trying'. If hammocking becomes a chronic disease, I will surely invest more. At the moment DD seams to be a good start at a still acceptable price.

    I do not hike a lot, my hobbies are archery, medieval events and touring on my motorcycle. I have done quite some camping, the last few years switching to 'wild'. I have wildcamped in France, England, Scotland, Italy, Austria, Slovenia and, of course, Switzerland. I didn't really care for stealth but try to stay discreate. Build up at sunset, leaving at sunrise a clean place behind.

    Traveling motorized, weight is not so much an issue but size can be. Fast setup time primes, too. Coming summer I will go for a ride to Ireland/Scotland, abt 4000 miles in 10 days. Until then I will try hammocking, hoping it to be conclusive.

    In return for advise for hammocking, I will be happy to share my experience of (wild)camping in Europe.

    Happy hanging !

    Womble

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    That sounds like some great fun Womble - love to see the pics!! Hello and Welcome to the HF 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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    Senior Member J.Andersons's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF! Here of course are lot of great knowledgeable folks here.
    Ride fast
    Live fun

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    Member Millerville's Avatar
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    Hello from Louisiana.

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    Welcome from Alabama

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    Welcome Womble, from Indiana!
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    Ha-ha! Hole in the air-mattress! That will bring you to hammocks every time!
    I've been there . Welcome from Florida!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Post some trip reports from Ireland/Scotland. I have read that Scotland has no trespassing laws so "stealth" is not an issue. I am curious how it works and, well, I like the trip reports.
    Right angles, horizontals, and perpendiculars.

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    Welcome from Pennsylvania
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    Senior Member Home Run's Avatar
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    Hi Womble. Welcome from Ohio!

    Glad you could join us on the forum. Things are looking up.....and you'll never suffer a "flat" in your hammy!

    Home Run

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