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    Hello from Vancouver Island

    I'm in Duncan, BC, just north a stitch from Victoria, on Vancouver Island.

    After many weeks lurking on the forums, I decided on a Warbonnet Blackbird 1.1 DL and Superfly combo as my combination Father's Day + Birthday gift.

    I have to extend some huge thanks to the many people posting very helpful videos on YouTube (Shug, Griz and WaterMonkey to name a few).

    I've only had a chance to set up the 'Bird last night on the front porch for less than an hour (guests almost non-stop since it arrived). I was a little worried about fitting in it when I started climbing in (being 6'5" you'd think I'd be used to things not fitting) but once I adjusted it for sag and got the feet end higher than the head (see I HAVE been reading the forums) it wasn't bad at all!

    It'll be more than a week before I actually get to camp in it, and I'm really looking forward to it. First I have a camping trip planned with my son who's 6 and that'll be in a tent (I am NOT looking forward to a couple nights on the ground) but then I have some time off and will be doing some solo camping with the hammock.

    Again a BIG thanks to everyone here, one of the most informative and respectful places on the 'net.

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    Great gear! Helo and welcome from north of Toronto!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

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    - Bob Marley

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    Senior Member Mikeinajeep's Avatar
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    Welcome! I live in Vancouver but my inlaws live in youbou. We come over when we can.
    Carpe noctem!!

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    Hi Mark - welcome to the forum

    Vancouver Island is one of the coolest places I've ever visited, Tofino and the Tla-ook people were amazing to spend time with.

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    Hi Duncan welcome from Scotland would love to get over to where you are I have friends on Vancouver island that I keep meaning to visit if I ever get I will give you a shout for a hang!

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    Welcome from the Kootenays
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

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    Welcome, from Ontario.

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    Hello from Victoria

    Hello Mark,

    I'm just down the Malahat from you! I'm a newbie hanger, and have a Warbonnet 1.7 Dl. The WBBB is my first hammock, but I'm enjoying it very much.

    Cheers,
    Coffeedrinker
    “Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
    ― A.A. Milne

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    Welcome to the place where people hang from trees!
    "When you get to the end of your rope,tie a knot and Hang On."- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    Do you know any good and free hanging around Tofino? I'm coming over on my bike with a dirt napper, he has not camped in years and years so he's tenting. Any help finding a good spot would rock. Thanks.
    Carpe noctem!!

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