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    Thumbs up First Hang

    First, I want to say thanks to everyone here. This place is great!

    Onto the hang. I wasn't sure that I was going to be comfortable in the hammock so I made certain I was very tired before crashing for the night. I hiked the Wildcat Hollow Trail in the Wayne NF (15+ miles with off trail excursions) on Saturday carrying a 30lb. load (crazy I know) and tired I was when finished. It took me 20-25 min. to setup my hammock and tarp and probably another 10 min. or so of fiddling with my sleeping pad and I was set. Climbed into the hammock about 10pm and didn't wake until 5am (sleeping in for me). The first time I've slept thru the night in many years. It did rain thru much of the day & night but all in all a fabulous trip.

    I'll not be sleeping on the ground again.

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    Glad you had a good hang. Welcome to the trees.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Congrats on the first hang. Those setup times will decrease with time.
    "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view."-Edward Abbey

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    Ain't it amazing to sleep that long and wake up not feeling stiff and sore?! Congrats on a great first hang!
    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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    Congrats on a first successful hang. I'm still wait to pop my overnight cherry.

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    It can be so much fun just setting up and fiddling with gear; sounds like a great first hang!
    Gideon

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    Sounds like a great time. Being exhausted always makes for a good night's sleep for me...the hammock does the same. Together? Yeah...
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
    --Floridahanger

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    Rain always puts me to sleep. Congrats on a successful first hang.

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    Just did my first hang as well. I followed some great advise from this forum and bought a Skeeter Beater Pro. It went up quickly and easily, and was very comfortable for a big guy like me. My only issue was forgetting to use bug spray and ended up with gnats inside with me. Still a great time. I will be hanging in Uwharrie next week, and possibly on the AT in June. I can't tell you how much better I feel getting off the ground! Thanks to everyone who contributes to this site.

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