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    Greetings from New Hampshire

    I've been lurking this forum for a while. I'm pretty frequent hiker working my way through New Hampshire 48 4,000 footers. I'm planning to section hike some of the AT this fall with a friend on a SB through-hike. He's carrying a hammock and got me thinking about using a hammock set-up as a way to cut weight in my own solo over-nighting set-up and to ensure the same level of flexibility he'll have when stealthing.

    I already own a Byers of Maine Miskito made by Amazona and while it may not be ideal I'm comfortable in it. I have used the DIY forums here for ideas on an improved more workable suspension. Just this weekend I assembled my tree straps from nylon webbing purchased from DIYgearsupply and fashioned 3 soft shackles using a guide I found on these forums. Next I will probably be a fashioning ridgeline or some whoopieslings although my tree straps are long enough that I can swing from two 8" trees more 14' apart and I'm not certain how much longer I really need.

    I'm really looking forward to testing my creations and am hopeful that I'll love hammock camping. I don't know that I'll ever fully convert since even my three person backpacking tent is lighter when the load is split with a buddy or my wife. I guess time will tell.

    Thanks for having me and for everyone's insight and passion for hammock camping it has inspired me thus far!

    ~John Savage
    Barnstead, New Hampshire

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    Hello from KY

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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome to the forum from Florida and New Hampshire.
    I live in Florida but bought a retirement place in the Whites. We hike in all four seasons up there.

    That's a big reason that I switched to hammocks. It's so hard to find level ground without trees, rocks (Granite State) and roots that finding a place to pitch a tent is a pain. Speaking of pain - that's what is in my back every morning after waking up in a tent.

    You are going to like hammocks!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Welcome from south Texas...
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    welcome to Hammock Forums and hey from high point nc.

    CLICK HERE to add your name to the world wide H F member location list. And Thank You!


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