Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1
    New Member Capt Nat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Winter Haven, FL
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird
    Tarp
    Camo SuperFly
    Insulation
    Yeti underquilt
    Suspension
    Straps
    Posts
    27

    New from Florida

    Hi all, I've been lurking and want to go ahead and introduce myself. I'm a 56 year old newly retired guy who is thinking of taking on an AT thru hike in 2013. I've spent a considerable time in tents and a little while years ago in an old military jungle hammock. My wife actually suggested a hammock for the AT and as I looked into it, it sounds like a better and better idea. I'm doing research and have learned quite a bit from this forum. So far, I'm looking most favorably at the warbonnet blackbird and superfly. Anyhow, thanks for providing such a resource of knowledge here. Nat.

  2. #2
    dragon360's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Hammock
    WBBB/TR, DIY, HH, SB DL, GT UL
    Tarp
    ID/OES/WB/WL
    Insulation
    HG/WB/Go-Lite/WB
    Suspension
    Whoopie/Straps/DW
    Posts
    6,386
    Images
    1
    Hey Capt Nat - 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

  3. #3
    MAD777's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Hammock
    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
    Tarp
    HG cuben,OES Spinn
    Insulation
    DIY down 3/4 UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglide & Dutch
    Posts
    10,115
    Images
    39
    Welcome from south Florida. I switched to hammocks from tents when I was about your age and the only thing I can't figure out is why it took me so long!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

  4. #4
    Senior Member zukiguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rockledge, FL
    Hammock
    HH Explorer UL 2Q zip
    Tarp
    MacCat Deluxe Sil
    Insulation
    Te-wa standard
    Suspension
    JRB Whoopies
    Posts
    1,217
    Images
    6
    Welcome from the Space Coast. You'll find lots and lots of FL hangers on here. I was just in your neck of the woods last weekend. My kids had a great time at LegoLand.

  5. #5
    Member 1mtndude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Tennessee
    Hammock
    Clark NX250 & WBBB 1.1 DL
    Tarp
    Clark XL & WBMJ
    Insulation
    HG Incubator/Pad
    Suspension
    Whoopie/Dutch
    Posts
    53
    Welcome Capt Nat from East Tennessee

  6. #6
    lilricky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridgerunner
    Tarp
    UGQ Hanger 12
    Insulation
    UGQ TQ, HG UQ
    Suspension
    Dutch's Speed hook
    Posts
    936
    Images
    20
    Welcome to the Florida HF community! Hope to see you out on a future hang.
    Maintainer of the Unofficial Trail GPS Map Page(Updated 3-9-15) Now updated with Florida Trail, Lone Star Hiking Trail, Arizona Trail, and the Appalachian Trail.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
    Hammock
    BIAS
    Tarp
    WB Mamajamba 10x12
    Insulation
    W Logics UQ 20F
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    130
    Thanks Capt Nat, now I'm not the newest of the Newbies. To bad you didn't come online in January, I showed up and met a group of Florida Hanger over near Avon Park in February and hung with them in Richloam in March. There great people and a fantastic source of information.
    Hope to see you this coming fall when we Hang again!!

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    VA
    Hammock
    DIY 1.9 Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY 11x9 SilNylon
    Insulation
    PLUQ & "Woobie"
    Suspension
    Toggle & Whoopies
    Posts
    67
    Greetings from VA Beach!

  9. #9
    DivaB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Newark, OH
    Hammock
    DIY Extra Wide & Long Tablecloth
    Tarp
    Funky & GG Tarps
    Insulation
    DIY down UQ
    Suspension
    continuous L. Amst
    Posts
    4,143
    Welcome; from Ohio

  10. #10

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Seattle
    Hammock
    Dream Hammock
    Tarp
    HG Cuben Camo
    Insulation
    HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    1,712
    Welcome to the HFs from Washington

Similar Threads

  1. Florida FNG
    By cj_tiz in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05-13-2014, 08:52
  2. Hello from Florida!!
    By Graedore in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-25-2013, 18:33
  3. Places in Florida that aren't the Florida Trail
    By Mikums in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-27-2013, 17:46
  4. FNG from Florida
    By bisquit476 in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 02-03-2013, 11:38
  5. Newb Central Florida and Florida Law for Hammocks
    By bomber21 in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 07-11-2012, 15:50

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •