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    BossLady's Avatar
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    How's it hangin', from Huntsville

    Halloo! I'm a newb from Huntsville, Texas and I'm SO relieved this place exists! Once upon a time I was a pretty gung-ho day hiker (we're talking teens, here) and it really never left my heart. I've made some small effort to go camping a couple times a year, but it's mostly been to festivals/retreats/the odd beach trip Etc. Playing in the woods has always been my happy place.

    SO, now I'm jumping in the deep end head first and intend to hit the ground running (well, sprinting maybe... jog? (ok, a brisk walk, but at least I'm back out here)). I've seen a few people hammock camping and I've always wanted to get into it, so here I am! I've got a ton of questions, itching to get my first hammock, and looking for any and all suggestions and advice. Also, any groups nearbyish that are cool with a girl and her awesome, barky, trail dog tagging along

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    Welcome to the madness. You will find all the answers to your questions, just ask. Take is slow, there is a ton of info here. Look into the group hangs in your area to get a first hand introduction.

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    welcome to the craziness.

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

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    Welcome, BossLady. You've definitely come to the right place. I'm relatively new to this, too, and have learned a ton of stuff from generous and experienced people here.

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    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Welcome, BossLady. You'll learn a ton here on HF. +1 on getting to a hang and meeting folks and seeing/trying things out.
    Les Rust
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    Thanks, ya'll ^.^ I'm already learning alot and feeling some love!

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    How's it hangin you ask???


    Between the trees, so it's all good =)
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    Welcome aboard. And if you're ready and willing to get out there in the woods with some other hangers check out the Goodwater Loop trip being planned for the beginning of April.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

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    Howdy neighbor. I live in Conroe. There are lots of hangers close to you.
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