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    New Member BadKarma's Avatar
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    Greets from the Ozarks

    Howdy y'all. 48 year old Navy vet from the SW Missouri area. I am interested in Bicycle Touring and stumbled onto hammocks in an effort to save weight and room and realized that this could be the answer to my back problems and my conventional bed.

    So here I am reading and learning. Going to start building a stand in my bedroom and get rid of that S/M thing I have been sleeping on all these years and ordering a starting point hammock.

    Happy to be here and love the community.

    Lee

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    Hello and welcome 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 from AL! That's a really nice part of the country out where you are! Enjoy the forum! I learn something every time I get on here!!

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    welcome to the madness.

    Back problems is what made me get into hammocks
    Frosty Butt Hang Jan 2015 .................. Fat Butt Hang April 2015..........Hunger / Halloween Hang Oct 2015

    neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    I am 18 with 44 years of experience !

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    Welcome to HF from another Navy Vet.

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    My back problems were solved by hammocks. I too cycle tour and I don't wake up sore anymore. Welcome to the forums!
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    New Member BadKarma's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone.

    Looking to order an ENO Doublenest as soon as I can figure out the stand. 13' is a very tight fit, whats the least space I can get away with?

    Also, Lost Biker, I've decided to change things up a lot, I'm gearing up to start trying to build my own recumbent bike. Got a good start on a welding spot in the shop and going to start sparking this weekend I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadKarma View Post
    Thanks everyone.

    Looking to order an ENO Doublenest as soon as I can figure out the stand. 13' is a very tight fit, whats the least space I can get away with?

    Also, Lost Biker, I've decided to change things up a lot, I'm gearing up to start trying to build my own recumbent bike. Got a good start on a welding spot in the shop and going to start sparking this weekend I think.
    Recumbent bikes in the cycling world are like hammocks in the camping world,,,comfortable , relaxing and fun. Recumbents are also fast as well.

    Bill
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