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    Hello from central Texas

    Hi, my name is Mark and I am an Assistant Scoutmaster in my sons' Boy Scout troop in Granbury, Texas. I will be taking over as Scoutmaster in January.

    For the past two years I have been transitioning from traditional weight backpacking supplies to a more lightweight approach and have been active on the BPL forums. My son and I went to Philmont Scout Ranch this summer and hiked 90 miles in 11 days which was the most we have done at one time.

    I bought a Hennessy Hammock Deluxe Explorer A-Sym almost two years ago after seeing another scout leader with one on a campout. I have used it on only one campout at Caddo Lake in 2011 where it was a great solution. I haven't used it since as I had been perfecting my lightweight tent/backpacking solution for Philmont where hammocks are not allowed. Now that Philmont is finished I am focusing on hammock camping to see if it is for me. I don't normally sleep well on campouts and I hope maybe hanging will change that.

    I have a JRB Sierra Sniveller quilt which is a top quilt, but I want to try and adapt it as an underquilt until I can get a dedicated underquilt. I will also be switching out the suspension on the HH and after spending 3 straight days studying the different options on this site I finally think I know what I'm going to do... put chain links on the hammock which can then be attached to Whoopie Slings via Dutch Hooks and hooked on a Dutch Buckle, or in a short tree span scenario just hang the chain links directly on the Dutch Buckle.

    I look forward to the process and thanks in advance for your help!

    Mark

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Hey Mark - Hello and welcome to HF from Canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

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    Senior Member CooOkieCOOon's Avatar
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    Welcome from Houston!

    Have you thought of trying to integrate soft shackles made out of Amsteel instead of chain links? ..Just a thought for a lighter solution.

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    Howdy Mark! Welcome to the trees!

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    Welcome. I'm also in the DFW area. Lots of great people here and a wealth of information.

    You should try to make the Fairfield hang next month. It promises to be a good time.
    If you ain't havin' fun, you're doin' it wrong

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    You're in the right place, in relation to hammocks, if you can't find it here it probably doesn't exist. Welcome!
    see you on the trail,
    Mike

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    Welcome from Ontario Canada

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    Welcome to the forums from Indiana!

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    Welcome from Fort Worth. I second the advice on the Fairfield hang. If you attend, you will learn a ton of stuff about how it's done.

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