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  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    McKinney, TX
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    Hennessey Explorer Zip Asym
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    HH Hex
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    NOOB here in N TX

    Just found out about this site. I got into this because I was tired of not sleeping well on my sons Boy Scout campouts. The hammock has greatly increased my enjoyment. Have taken my hammock on one 12 mile backpacking trip and another weekend campout with my sons troop and we are plotting another backpacking overniter here real soon. I have the Hennessey Explorer Deluxe Asym Zip with the Hex fly. I opted for the 300 lb rated set-up just for durability. Got a smokin deal on my son an Expedition model that he is going to be sending in to 2Q for a zipper add. We also have ordered some Amsteel Blue to make our own Whoopies to simplify our setup.

    Great job here. We love the Shug videos and are looking at making up some sort of pad stabilizing devices for our underinsulation. Mom thinks we are ou tof of minds. Little does she know that is exactly the way we like it.

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    Senior Member Brute1100's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Location
    South Texas
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    WWM or tablecloth
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    shamu 40*
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    UCR whoopie
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    Welcome from south Texas... We just had a hang right before New years up in lake texoma area... There are hangs happening usually at least once a month from where your at... Stop by and say hello sometime... And welcome to the obsession, you won't stop with just 2, no one gets off that easy
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

    Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat

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    dragon360's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Location
    Toronto, ON
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    WBBB/TR, DIY, HH, SB DL, GT UL
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    Hello and Welcome 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 breyman's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Location
    Denver, CO
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    Whoopie/Dutch Hook
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    Welcome from the Mile High City. Hammocks are great when camping with scouts - they get super interested and start wanting their own!
    Brian
    Denver, CO
    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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    Senior Member Caveman's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
    Location
    Springtown, Tx.
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    How cold is it?
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    Always Changing :)
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    2,060
    Welcome. I'm in the DFW area. Lots of Texas group hangs going on lately. If you get an opportunity, come check one out. It's a great chance to see all the things you "need" that you didn't even know you needed!
    If you ain't havin' fun, you're doin' it wrong

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    rhjanes's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Location
    Dallas Tx area
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    Welcome and what the others said.
    Some nine of us tested cold weather gear (well......cold for Texas) on that 12/29&30/2012 hike/hang on Texoma. We saw low 30's in our hammocks and a forecast low of 18. Not Shug territory, but a good test of cold weather gear. Brute had to deal with ice on the lake while trying out his new filter.
    Call me Junior

    Pirating Corporate Takeover without the paperwork
    "For a couple of bucks, get a weird haircut and waste your life away" Bryan Adams....
    "Hammock hangs are where you go into the woods to meet men you've only known on the internet so you can sit around a campfire to swap sewing tips and recipes." - sargevining on HF

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    flatline's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Location
    high point, nc
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    welcome to Hammock Forums and hey from high point nc.

    CLICK HERE to add your name to the world wide H F member location list. And Thank You!


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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass..

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    UncleMJM's Avatar
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    Oct 2006
    Location
    College Station, TX
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    +1 on the group hang comments. Great places to meet folks with similar interests, see a variety of gear and learn tons.

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    Senior Member Poppabear's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lexington Park, MD
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    Welcome to HF!
    Terry

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