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    Member UrbanWild's Avatar
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    Hello from Southern California

    I'm a female, 62 years young and still lovin' the outdoors. I've been an outdoors person since I was 2. My parents were big on camping. I hike a lot and fly fish, and have backpacked a few times. Lately I've been getting in better shape, losing weight, and can now do long day hikes with no problem (carrying 8-10 lbs.). I've tent camped my whole life, but my knees are shot and I can't kneel on the ground anymore, so it semed to me that a hammock would be the perfect solution to getting out backpacking again.

    I'm a complete noob at hammocks, but they've always intrigued me. After watching way too many YouTube videos of people using hammocks, I decided to dive in. I ordered a Blackbird double layer 1.1 with the adjustable strap system and an Integral Designs Siltarp2. Now I can't wait to get out for my first hang.

    You can bet I've got loads of questions!

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    Welcome aboard from the opposite coast. I think you'll enjoy life above the ground.
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    Welcome from another Callie Forny Un. Don't underestimate the "fiddle factor", but when you get it, it's the proverbial lightbulb. Jeez, I gotta go to work, what the heck am I doing here on HF? Yeah, it's that kind of forum.
    -Bill

    "...the wolf shows up. Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind one lonely sheepdog."
    -LTC D. Grossman

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    Senior Member Mountnman's Avatar
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    Welcome from Southern Ohio!!
    "I love not man the less, but Nature more."
    Byron

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    HEY..... welcome to HF. I'm up here in Big Bear so any time your in this neck of the piney woods give me a shout out and I'll show you around.
    Tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course.
    Translated by George Fyler Townsend. Aesop's Fables (p. 18). Amazon Digital Services, Inc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggerhpy View Post
    HEY..... welcome to HF. I'm up here in Big Bear so any time your in this neck of the piney woods give me a shout out and I'll show you around.
    Sounds great--Your on! Probably some great places to stealth camp up there. I live in Westwood, so the San Gabriels and Mt. Pinos are where I mostly ramble.
    "YOU KIDS GET OUTSIDE AND AIR YOUR PANTS!"--MOM

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    Welcome from SC.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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