Welcome from Arizona.
Welcome from Arizona.
Welcome to the forum from the French River (I believe N46 W81).
Thanks for all the warm welcomes, folks.
I recognise some of your usernames from some of the threads I've read here, and at least one of you - yes, you, Crown Land aficionado from Huntsville -from another forum where I go to learn.
I'm taking my family camping for the first time (1-1/2 and 4-1/2 year olds, and my wife), and after reading about so many bushcrafters using hammocks, it occurred to me that a hammock might be the perfect spot for the family to lounge around. We're going car camping, not backpacking, and we'll have a tent, so I was just thinking about a place to sit and relax.
So, I read a bit, and ordered an ENO Doublenest. I figured it's be nice and spacious for the two kids and mom to lounge while I work towards my BushcraftUSA Basic cert. Then I read some more. And drank the Kool Aid. Mmmm. Gee, my wife hates mosquitoes, and what with West Nile and all, and the Skeeter Beeter Pro was such a good deal....but then, maybe I should grab a cheapie for the kids, and WHAT?? The Grand Trunk UL is only $18???
Well, I now have lots of 'book learning' under my belt, ha ha, and I think I'll work to pay off the credit card bill before I buy anything else. I'm going to use some Slap Straps that I bought with the ENO DN, but I'll use ratchet straps for the others. I want to protect the trees, and since we're car camping, weight & quick adjustments aren't a concern. At least not as much as gas money!
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
My ENO DN was my first hammock and is still my most used one despite lighter weight ones I have. It's a great lounger for sure and good for the kids because it's a heavier nylon. Be sure to hang your hammock higher than you think because the Slap Straps do stretch quite a bit. Have fun!
Don't let life get in the way of living.
Welcome from the north shore of the St. Lawrence River and a fellow BCUSAer!
Hangin' High and Dry