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    Hammophobia

    Hammophobia: (noun) an irrational fear or misunderstanding of those who prefer an alternative sleeping lifestyle. Often rooted in a childhood mishap or general public misconceptions regarding the safety of hammocks. Hammophobia is most commonly expressed in raised eyebrows or disdainful looks directed at their non-ground dwelling acquaintances.

    The only known cure for hammophobia is education and experience!

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    Thankfully there is a cure.......but it's addictive!
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    I posted this because I have actually encountered hammophobia. Alot of folks bring up their bad hammock experiences (usually falling out of some shaky backyard hammock as a kid) whenever I talk about hammock camping. Others say "a hammock would be fine for a nap but not overnight!"

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    Flippin' awesome definition! Spot on if I may say so... I get a lot of hammophobes even in guam...weird looks abound...
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    Seems to be a common affliction. Perhaps the CDC needs to come out with some type of immunization?

    I like the definition for sure.
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    So does that mean I am a "Hammockolic" If most every wakeing moment I am thinking about my next "hang"? A better spot to hook up, better gear, new suspended experiences etc... Just thinking of the contrary. So much nature, so little time...
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    Hammophiliac- (pronoun) 1. one who gets sick while looking at or participating in hammocking. 2. Sometimes associated with motion sickness.
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    Hammophobia

    Am I a tentaphobic? Staring at those strange ground dwellers who refuse to give up the tent even after a sore back every morning on a trip?
    Chase your dreams without fear or hesitation!

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    Hammorabi: a code we can live by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnrMoment View Post
    Hammorabi: a code we can live by.


    Thanks for that!
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