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    New Member mdsummerfield's Avatar
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    Michael from Michigan

    Greetings fellow hangers. Me and a few friends have been camping in hammocks for only about three years. I am the cheapest; with a Military Jungle Hammock (Thank you ebay) while my buddies are using a Clark (model name unknown). Yes, theirs are nice, warm, fit well, hang well, pack small, etc...but I just couldn't justify to my wife spending that kind of money on a hammock! (she's just not that into it).
    Mine is a love/hate relationship with the military jungle hammock. I've learned (by error) to hang with a little flex so I don't roll the darn thing over while I'm zipped inside. (yes, that was quite a sight for my camping friends, i'm certain). I am considering tweaking the beast, but am unsure exactly where to start so I happened on the forum and was delighted to read many informative posts.
    As we are 4 season campers (in michigan that can be challenging), I am intrigued by the idea of an underquilt, but because we are backpacking our gear into the woods, it's difficult to justify the extra weight. I've seen the guys that are using Poncho Liners for UQs, and the ideas sound great, but I always thought the PLs worked best when against the body to retain the heat. (?).
    I am also considering stitching in some stuff pockets in the bottom (canvas) of the hammock (much like my friends' Clark has); for warmth as well as functionality. (Can one ever really have enough pockets to put things in?) :-)
    Okay, much too long for a typical introduction...thanks for bearing with me.
    Hopefully I'll make some new friends to "hang" with on here...(bad bad pun) and learn a few things as well.


    Michael

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    Welcome from Chester, SC.

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    Senior Member Stone's Avatar
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    Welcome from Ludington! There is a Michigan Fall hang this weekend, short notice I know.
    Here is the link to the trip planning...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=59139

    We do a few of these a year, great group of people here in the Mitten State!
    Its a proven fact that 78.4% of all statstics are made up on the spot.

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    Welcome from SE MI

    This is a great place for info and a great place to drain the checkbook

    Why not take a "color tour" this Saturday up to Seaton Creek area, as noted by Stone.
    We will probably be somewhere not to far from the parking area. Some will be out hiking but I am sure there will be some in camp
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    It's not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body,
    But rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting,
    Woo Hoo!....What a Ride!

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    Welcome aboard. Lot's of us Michigan folks doing the hammock thing. If you can get to one of the hangs, you'll get a lot ideas by checking out every ones rigs.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

    -- Finis Mitchell,

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    Welcome! I'm also in Marshall. You should come up to the hang this weekend, there's always something new to learn at these group gatherings.
    Good luck,
    RED

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    Welcome from SW MI

    Welcome from just around the corner. Almost an unlimited amount of information here. Buy, build, or go broke with all the latest and greatest that can be found here.

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    New Member mdsummerfield's Avatar
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    Wow, I have never received so many welcome responses from an online forum before! Great to know there are other Michiganders out there! I can't make the hang this weekend, as I am working...however, occasionally my buddies and I will camp out in the woods just north of Ludington (nordhouse dunes area)...I wish there was a place closer, but it's worth the trip. I just wish we could do it more often!

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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