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    New Member bigrig9's Avatar
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    looking to start hanging

    Hi everyone! just found you guys today. looks like a great place for info. i just got back from the porkies on a 3 day hike and decided that sleeping on the ground hurts too much anymore. thought i'd try hanging and am amazed with the number of products out there. i'm a good sized guy 5'9" 300# and looking for recomendations on what hammocks i should check out. thanks for any help

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    Welcome from Arkansas, man a good place to start is with an ENO double nest, you and I are pretty close to the same size and it fits me like a glove and the price is not to bad at all, I have two of them now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrig9 View Post
    ... looking for recomendations on what hammocks i should check out. thanks for any help
    If Ground discomfort is a reason for hammocking you may want to include "Bridge" hammocks in your research too - worked for me

    Welcome from NC. The people here are very helpful - good luck with your search.
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    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

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    Hello and Welcome from Canada!
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