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    Senior Member Sparkfly88's Avatar
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    Hammock newbie from sarasota fl!

    I've camped since I was little sparingly, but I recently got the bug which stemmed from my main hobby.
    I collect and restore military firearms, that, made me start collecting bayonets, which made me start collecting the field gear, which made me want to use the field gear.

    But, I cannot seem to find a decent way to sleep in a tent, and, the darn things are heavy.

    So for the last couple months I've been doing tons of research on hammocks. Using this forum included in it.

    I almost bought the DD but didn't want to drop that cash just to find out I disliked hammocks.
    Then I started looking at Eno.

    From there I found Grand Trunk, and it's in Woodland camo just like my gear! So, I had to get it, and for 20$?!?! YES PLEASE.

    So. It's being shipped to me right now.

    Another side note, I've been having tons of problems sleeping in my bed, so I hope a hammock will solve that issue as well. I hear they do wonders on your back.

    The only experience I have with a hammock are the fake knock off things made of rope and spreaderbar. Who hasn't tried to flip purposely on those when you were a kid?

    Just like all my gazillions of other forums I'm part of, I'll be on here alot.

    Can't wait to get this started!

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    Welcome from Gainesville! If you've not heard about it yet, the Third Annual FL Hang is coming up next month, over MLK weekend. The links to the planning threads are in my signature, below. It's going to be a blast!
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
    --Floridahanger

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    Welcome from South Florida!
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    Welcome!

    Also about the Third Annual Florida Hang, I know of at least one person who also hangs year round that will there so if you have questions or wanted to see his stand, I'm sure he'll share what he's learned.

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    Welcome to the forum, from Ohio.

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    Senior Member Sparkfly88's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLRider View Post
    Welcome from Gainesville! If you've not heard about it yet, the Third Annual FL Hang is coming up next month, over MLK weekend. The links to the planning threads are in my signature, below. It's going to be a blast!
    I on mobile. Can't see signatures. Can you post the link plz?

    Thanks.

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkfly88 View Post
    I on mobile. Can't see signatures. Can you post the link plz?

    Thanks.
    Sure!

    Attendance List (has become more since then, but that's what it started as).

    Main Planning Thread

    Hope it helps!
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
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    ahhh i was born and lived in Sarasota for 28 years.. living in MA now. Make sure if you hang at Myakka State Park you are high enough the gators can't bite you. HAHA..
    Megan
    In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. [Albert Camus]

    Harold Hang--->>> June 27-29th in Eastern MA

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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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