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    Decided to stop lurking...

    My first exposure to hammock camping was a few years ago down in the Everglades on a week long trip with a couple buddies. We fished all day and stayed on the chickees at night. One of my buddies and I set up a tent for ourselves but my other buddy slept in his hammock. I had forgot my sleeping pad so woke up with a sore back every day while he got to hang in comfort. The compactness of his hammock compared to the tent and how comfortable he said it was stuck with me ever since.

    A couple weeks ago my older brother mentioned wanting to get into camping but he doesn't have any gear, so I saw an opportunity to get some new toys. I pitched (pun intended) the idea of hammock camping to him and he was all for it.

    I haven't ordered one yet but I'm pretty sold on the Tom Claytor Jungle Hammock. Looking forward to getting it so I can start figuring out what kind of modifications I want.

    I've learned from lurking for a couple weeks that I'm way behind when it comes to abbreviations and sewing/craft capabilities. I have, however, convinced my wife to help when it comes time to make a TQ and UQ (she's much better at sewing) so hopefully I'll be set.

    For those who say TL;DR, I'm new and really looking forward to getting started with hammock camping.

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    New Member shambling shaman's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
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    Hmmm....TL and DR are NOT on the list: Hammock acronyms. You're ahead of me already! Welcome!!!
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    Member ClintGA's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum from Georgia!

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    Member 13pt buck's Avatar
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    Welcome from Georgia. Sounds like a good reason to get more gear.

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    Welcome from the Palm Beach area!

    We have a very active HF community here in Florida - well, at least in the winter

    Keep an eye on the "trip planning" forum, especially as temps start downward in the Fall. We had over 85 hangers attend last January's hang in Ocala National Forest.
    Mike
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    Senior Member Groovy's Avatar
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    Welcome from the high desert.

    This is a great place to hang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    Hmmm....TL and DR are NOT on the list: Hammock acronyms. You're ahead of me already! Welcome!!!
    Some of us are not up on the latest jargon if it doesn't relate to hammocks. I had to google TL DR to find it meant "too long...didn't read"

    Welcome to the forums from PA

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    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by doogie View Post
    Some of us are not up on the latest jargon if it doesn't relate to hammocks. I had to google TL DR to find it meant "too long...didn't read"
    That's perfect for me! I majored in photography because my attention span in college was about 1/125th of a second! And it's only gotten worse! Thanks!

    Anyway, Welcome, JT$!!
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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