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    Carrollton GA
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    Old man trying something new

    Hello everyone, been a tent camper longer than many of you are old and also spent years using lightweight tarps since I spent over 15 years in mountain SAR but after retiring and moving to the South the bugs are murder in a tarp..... Going to give the hammocks a try for going light on weekend outings and will probably be buying a Clark TX-150 later this week.

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    Member MotoHanger's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
    Hammock
    H Expedition, WBBB
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    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    DIY Apex UQ
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    Whoopies and strap
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    92
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    Welcome from SW Va, I haven't looked back (to tents) since I converted to hammock and spent my first night in one.

    I still have a couple of tents for my boys (ages 8 and 4) to use should they decide to tag along on a woodland adventure one day. Although I have enough hammocks to go around as well.

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    MAD777's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Hammock
    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
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    HG cuben,OES Spinn
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    DIY down 3/4 UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglide & Dutch
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    Old man trying something new

    It took me forever to figure out that hammocks were the way to go. Never going back to ground!
    Welcome from Florida.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    2ply's Avatar
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    Oct 2006
    Location
    Athens,Ga
    Hammock
    Clark DLX, ENO SN, BIAS WWM
    Tarp
    OxPalace,Big Squid
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    Oxgear, KAQ, WL
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    Whoopies/Dutchware
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    Welcome to HF from Athens. Lots of great info here on the site. You'll like the Clark, they make a great hammock.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    MightyMouse's Avatar
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    Feb 2012
    Location
    Pensacola
    Hammock
    Warbonnet 1.7 single
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    Speer Winter
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    HG burrow/ DIY UQ
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    of course!
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    Welcome from NE Florida!

    I wasn't old but I was injured, tent camping was out. Originally went with camper, but First World Camping just isn't all that attractive anymore...then husband convinced me to go to the 2nd Annual Florida Hang, and I've been his not-so-practiced-but-always-willing hammock-hiking partner since.

    So much so that we're in process of becoming full-time hammockers, installing hammocks in the bedroom at home...
    Real Freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. ~ Charles Lindbergh

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    New Member Maffers021's Avatar
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    Nov 2012
    Location
    Indonesia
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    Ticket To The Moon
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    DIY tarp
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    Feathered Friend
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    DIY Webbing++
    Posts
    17
    Welcome to the forum, from Java-Indonesia
    No-Tent-Better-In-Hammock-system
    When The Power of Love Overcomes the Love of Power, The World will know Peace -Jimi Hendrix-

    -I'm halfway around the World-
    Check out my Blog
    http://sharingindonesia.blogspot.com/

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    grannypat's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Location
    In the woods outside of Westminster, SC
    Hammock
    DIY, Dutch Argon
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    Squidbilly/Tadpole
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    whoopies, MSH
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    Welcome to the forums from SC.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Duffy's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Location
    Pensacola, FLA
    Hammock
    Sheltowee 20
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    Welcome from Fla!
    Something hidden. Go and find it. Go, and look behind the Ranges. Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you . . . Go! - Rudyard Kipling

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    Dec 2009
    Location
    Beaufort, NC
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    Blackbird 1.7 double
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    welcome to the madness and what's wrong with us old farts ?
    Frosty Butt Hang Jan 2015 .................. Fat Butt Hang April 2015

    neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    I am 18 with 43 years of experience !

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    Ball Ground, Ga.
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    Welcome from Ball Ground. I have the nx 250, use it every night, home or away, love it. NO BUGS! If you are around 6 ft. and 200 or more, you might benefit from the extra room. As an aside, the supplied suspension, while adequate, isn't easy to fine tune/adjust. The remedy is easy as pie using amsteel fixed loops and straps, or whoopie slings. GO MAN, this should be a pleasant experience for you. If I can answer any questions for you just ask.

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