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    Hello All from Virginia

    Just wanted to say all to everyone. Seems like a very knowledgable group of members here. What brings me here? Well I have always been an outdoorsman however when my 5 year old and his brither the three year old were born it put a major halt to my overnight escapades. I am an active member at BCUSA, and a group of us got together at Green Ridge Park in Maryland. Well I tell ya I slept in my tent and really cant remember the ground being so hard!! I recently did another overnight in my half shelter and confirmed it, the earth is increasing in density (or could be my +40 year body starten to give me a message)!! So what to do? I searched many threads at BCUSA and many of members swear by hammocks and the recurring consensus eas to check out the good folks over at hammock forums.
    Recently got my REI dividends and am considering a ENO doublenest, amsteel 1/8 whoopie slings and climbing webbing tree straps. (please forgive my attempt at the jargon if it is wrong!!).
    Like to give a big thanks to Shug, your youtube video are informative and very entertaining to say the least!! Your positive reputation proceeds you.

    Thanks all,

    Brian

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    Shug is like catnip to new hangars! 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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    Welcome to the HFs! Love my ENOs. Great starter package!

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    Senior Member djminnesota's Avatar
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    Welcome from minnesota... virginias a great place, i got some family up there
    The Urban Outdoorsman- inspiring people to get out and enjoy the great outdoors

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    Welcome from Alabama. I'm a noob too. I agree about Shug. Her is a great ambassador for hammocking and is very entertaining to say the least. There are lots of other great people on here to answer any questions you may have. This is my favorite site on the web period. HH.

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    Welcome; from Ohio. Shug is part of our "baiting" committee He's our secret forum weapon to lure others into the "life will never be the same addiction" of hammocking and the many components that come with it.

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    Welcome from Tn. You'll find that you will start off with an ENO (I did) but will graduate to other types too, I have 4 now, and that's not many compared to others. You will learn a lot here and feel free to ask questions!
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Senior Member Latitude918's Avatar
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    Greetings from Virginia! I am in the Manassas area.

    I use an ENO DN and I absolutely love it. It is comfortable, I am able to lay flat, and it packs down small.

    What I like about my ENO is that it is an open hammock. No messing with zippers or nets when I get out. Also, when the weather is fair, it makes it a lot easier to stare up at the stars.
    I solemnly swear that I am up to no good...

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    Greetings from Virginia Beach

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    New Member KnotHere's Avatar
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    Howdy from Shenandoah! We'll have to get a VA hang together soon.

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