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  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet RidgeRunner
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    HG Incubator 0 deg
    Suspension
    adjustable straps
    Posts
    290

    sliver here, never camped in a hammock

    Hi,

    I'm from Boulder, Co where I hike, fish, and camp out with my family. I usually car camp in a tent with my family and take my 25 year old son out for hiking trips. I got interested in hammock camping from poking around youtube and spent about a month trolling various vids. I watched Sean Emory's 10 part series for Noobs, which was fantastically informative. The extreme cold weather he camped in convinced me that hammock camping was feasible up here. I just bought a RidgeRunner, Spindrift, and SuperFly, which I'm planning on using the weekend after I get it. Yeah, I'm pretty stoked up about doing my first hang.

    Nice to meet you all. :-)

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    SilvrSurfr's Avatar
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    Jul 2011
    Location
    Jersey Shore, NJ
    Hammock
    Dutch PolyD
    Tarp
    HG Winter Palace
    Insulation
    HG 0, 20, 40
    Suspension
    Dutch Speed Hook
    Posts
    8,502
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    Congrats - sounds like you are hitting the ground running. Welcome to HF.

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    Senior Member lilprincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Western MA
    Hammock
    The Purple People eater. 11' DIY
    Tarp
    DIY Superfly
    Insulation
    HG UQ and TQ
    Suspension
    WHOOPIE SLINGS!
    Posts
    512

    sliver here, never camped in a hammock

    Welcome from MA. Sounds like you did your homework a d you've earned a good night sleep!
    Chase your dreams without fear or hesitation!

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    MAD777's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Hammock
    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
    Tarp
    HG cuben,OES Spinn
    Insulation
    DIY down 3/4 UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglide & Dutch
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    10,344
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    sliver here, never camped in a hammock

    Welcome from Florida! It sounds like you are all set!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Loki's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Western, NC
    Hammock
    WB, JRB, WL
    Tarp
    bigger is better;)
    Insulation
    HG, JRB, UGQ, WL
    Suspension
    Strap'BinerWhoopie
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    Welcome from NC! You certainly are in a great area for this. Might suggest setting up and spending the first night or two in the yard (or at least somewhere near the trail parking lot). Videos and research make it look easy - but my first two nights were anything but! Hope your learning curve is faster! Oh, and congrats on some fine gear choices!
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

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    Senior Member Brute1100's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Location
    South Texas
    Hammock
    WWM or tablecloth
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    SuperFly
    Insulation
    shamu 40*
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    UCR whoopie
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    2,511
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    Re: sliver here, never camped in a hammock

    Welcome to the insanity...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

    Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat

  7. #7
    Member
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    Jul 2012
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hammock
    WBBB DBL 1.7, Lite owl
    Tarp
    Toxaway
    Insulation
    Potomac, Jarbidge
    Posts
    93
    Welcome and congrats on the great gear-!! Warbonnet makes fantastic gear

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    Senior Member HamMike's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Location
    Kettering, OH
    Hammock
    WL Lite Owl
    Tarp
    Luke's LB HG hex
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    HG TQ/UQ
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    SlingRings/Straps
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    Hey Silver! Welcome to the group and good luck on your first hang!! Dayton Ohio here!
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Please check out the link below to show your love for hammocks!www.zazzle.com/hammocklife

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    Tacoma96's Avatar
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    May 2013
    Location
    Clayton, NC
    Hammock
    WBBB, RR, Eno Dn
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    WB SF, CB
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    WB Mamba, UGQUQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies, D Clips
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    1,608
    Welcome from NC, used to live in Colorado Springs. Looks like you have a great taste in gear already.

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    Member MotoHanger's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
    Hammock
    H Expedition, WBBB
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    DIY Apex UQ
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    Whoopies and strap
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    Welcome Silver, I spent some time in Littleton...fantastic area. I wish I started hammocking with the rig you ordered, I have been going the second hand / DIY route to save some pennies.

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