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    Hello... Didn't know this was a thing

    Hello,

    I'm Daniel in Georgia, using the moniker BumbleCraft because I don't really know what I'm doing in the woods. I've been camping since I was 5 but that doesn't mean all that much most the time.

    Hammocks have always been a part of my life but I didn't use it for camping until about 10 years ago. I lost the tent in the break up and couldn't afford a decent, lightweight one. I decided to use my travel hammock instead and honestly thought I had just invented a new method of camping. That's what I mean by not knowing this was a thing. After watching a bunch of Shug's videos I thought I could come here and learn something.

    I still use that hammock (Hammock Bliss) but I'm eyeing a Grand Trunk Nano. I'm in graduate school so I don't have the money for quality gear or the time for DIY. I make do with bootleg stuff mostly. Since I canoe most often weight isn't too much a concern but I've been backpacking more. I just can't deal with a pack more than 30 pounds.

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    dragon360's Avatar
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    Toronto, ON
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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums 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 mbcruzin's Avatar
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    Murrells Inlet SC
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    Welcome from South Carolina. There is plenty to learn here and plenty to buy have fun and hide your wallet.
    Life looks better from a BIAS hammock.
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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Pittsfield, MA
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Senior Member Brute1100's Avatar
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    Welcome you have come to the right place... Grand trunk nano and hammock bliss are close enough I would bother replacing, but hang your own hang... I would play with suspensions and what not and see what you can get out of the hammock bliss... Welcome from south Texas, there are hangs happening all over all the time, especially now that its cooler... Show up to one and hang out and learn a ton...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

    Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat

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    Senior Member MedicineMan's Avatar
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    Welcome to the land of stretched fabric :)

    and love your trailname...reminds me of Gandalf et.al.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Oh....it is a thing for sure))))) Hammocks sure added some fun to my backpacking.
    Shug.......Whoooooooooooooo Buddy>>>>>>
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

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    Welcome to the trees, from Mass! Hang here, read, read, ask, ask, and you will find that you can put a workable rig together for short dollars! Get thee to a local hang someplace, and check-out all the other hammock and suspension styles that are out there.

    Hobby or lifestyle, hammocking is great!

    ~ SkyPainter
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

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    Welcome from Michigan!
    Good luck,
    RED

    My Youtube Channel

    Deep peace of the running wave to you.
    Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
    Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
    Deep peace without end to you.
    adapted from - ancient gaelic runes

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    Welcome! I'm sure you'll have plenty to share from your own experience too. This is a great forum for idea swapping.

    As it happens, I've got a brand-new GT Nano 7 hammock I'm getting rid of in the For Sale sub-forum if you're interested Huge discount.

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