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    Sep 2012
    Location
    Oak Harbor, WA
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    No longer watching from the sidelines

    Hi!
    I am an old dude living on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Small intimate island, just me and 89,000 others, and a Naval Air Station. I have 5 acres in the woods and use hammocks regularly to hide out from my wife and others. I typically us a Tree Boat by New Tribe since I tend to climb trees to prune them and sometimes spend a few nights at altitude, something high enough that others don't notice me.
    My previous home was a 37 foot sailboat that I lived on for 22 years, I sewed all the sails, bags and windscreens on the boat, many of them more than once.
    I still have my original machine, a Viking 3310, now at least 60 years old, almost as old as as I am! I also use Pfaff 130 and a couple of others and have at least a dozen parts machines. Most of my sewing skills were learned by trial and error, lots or error and lots of broken needles and snapped thread.
    Glad to see so many people with a common goal and ideals on this forum.

    I have been using a Lawson Boy Scout Hammock for the past 3 years, it has changed my view of how comfortable a hammock can really be. I keep building prototypes and have really gleaned a lot of great information from all the threads. Grizzley Adams drew me right in immediately and I have watched everything he has posted and filmed. Great stuff!

    Good to be here!

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    May 2011
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    Pittsfield, MA
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Toronto, ON
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    Hello and Welcome to HF 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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    Senior Member Gresh's Avatar
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    Sep 2012
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    Irmo, South Carolina
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    Welcome from Irmo, SC.

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    Senior Member Resqsarge03's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    Location
    Greenville, SC
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    Welcome from Greenville SC
    "Live your life so that your children can tell their children that you not only stood for something wonderful- you acted on it"
    -Dan Zadra

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    Jul 2011
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    Jersey Shore, NJ
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    Welcome from a moderately old guy at the Jersey Shore.

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    Senior Member Lost_Biker's Avatar
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    Location
    Indiana
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    Hello and welcome to the forums. Hope you can give us some sewing ...er..injecting tips for the diy crowd.

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    Coil's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    Location
    Alpine Lakes, WA
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    Welcome from Issaquah!

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    Grass Valley, Ca
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    I'm so jealous of your sailboat home. Welcome to the club!


    Fronkey

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    Welcome to HF from NC!
    Sounds like you'll get along just fine with the DIY wizards here too!

    Hope you will consider attending a group hang with some of the members here. I'm a newbie but attended two so far and going on my third this weekend. In person, the people have all been friendly and welcoming - helpful too - just like they are on this forum. Besides, we get to compare and discuss gear as much as we want around the campfire

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/f...splay.php?f=44
    - Loki my videos
    2015 Hot Springs Hang - join us!
    "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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