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    Hi from DFW, TX...from a born again "n00b"

    Hi all. I am returning to the sport of hanging after a *cough**cough* year hiatus.

    I learned to backpack in the Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout, 1984) and started hanging back then to open up more places to sleep. There are many times I went to bed swinging in the trees only to find running water under my hiney when I woke up. Site selection on the AT during a rain storm always included a bit of guess work...

    Hammocks have come a long way from the "a$$ net" I started with. Add a couple unsuspecting sticks as spreaders and a foam pad, hang it under a semi-permeable tarp...and it was like a night at the Four Seasons...if the Four Seasons had mosquitoes and iodine in the water.

    http://www.amazon.com/CKB-HAMMOCK1-S...dp/B004ILHMEE/

    So, it is apparent that there is a lot to learn...and hopefully a few places where I can offer some "old school" advice.

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    Welcome from Cypress Tx

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

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    Senior Member Caveman's Avatar
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    Welcome. I'm also in the DFW area and go hanging somewhere a couple of times a month. You'll have to tag along (or if you know of some nice places...I'll tag along)
    If you ain't havin' fun, you're doin' it wrong

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    Senior Member Brute1100's Avatar
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    Re: Hi from DFW, TX...from a born again "n00b"

    Welcome from south Texas...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

    Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat

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    Welcome from north Ga.

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    New Member Hanging Grizzly's Avatar
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    Hi from DFW, TX...from a born again "n00b"

    Welcome from NW Georgia!

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    Welcome also from DFW area.
    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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    Welcome, from Tulsa. I had to go to DFW this past weekend. Holly construction batman. The dfw is bigger than road island and Vermont. My poor bike overheated on the loop.
    Anyway the people here are full of great info. Hope you enjoy
    "Every good marine has at least one artical 15" Chesty

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    I hear-tell there is a Merit Badge for hammocking now. I could have earned that one along with my Basketry Badge.
    Whooooo Buddy Welcome.
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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