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    New Member J_Emory's Avatar
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    Sep 2012
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    Grass Valley, CA
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    New in these here parts

    Well howdy!

    So I bought my first hammock about 6 years ago, before I had ever heard of it being a big deal to go camping or backpacking with. People thought I was crazy! Well i said to them, fooey! It was the best idea I ever had. I've been checking out the youtubes and some forums of what people's set ups are, and I think I have my self a decent system.

    The hammock I bought was just a Cabela's brand "new age ultralight packable parachute material" hammock that I just string up with some good old fashioned paracord. I lay a wool blanket (which is a little heavy, but I do have other uses for it too) on the bottom for an "under quilt" and then I use a military issue mummy bag, either the light weight or heavier one depending on the time of year, for my top cover. I also have a Hennessy square tarp, but now I'm looking into making either a larger cuben fiber tarp or trying my hand in the whole home-made silnylon tarp. Actually, if any one has any advice on this, I'm a little lost as to which way I want to go.

    But I love my hammock and will never sleep on the ground again.

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    grannypat's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
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    In the woods outside of Westminster, SC
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    Welcome to the forums. Lots of info. here.

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    dragon360's Avatar
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    You've come to the right place! Hello and Welcome from Canada!
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    - Bob Marley

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    Senior Member Gresh's Avatar
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    Sep 2012
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    Irmo, South Carolina
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    Welcome from South Carolina. Lots of good information here!

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    New Member David.ramblinrose's Avatar
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    Welcome from Maine - You'll learn here, and have some good laughs.

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    Senior Member swankfly's Avatar
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    Welcome, let the madness begin, you might as well get a comfortable chair, a big drink, and probably a good idea to keep the credit card close, you will likely be making some changes!

    Happy hanging

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    mountainhanger's Avatar
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    welcome from nw indiana!
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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Senior Member Lost_Biker's Avatar
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    Jump in - the waters fine. Welcome from Indiana!

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    Welcome from South Carolina

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