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    Hello from Maryland

    Hello to everyone,

    I fish from my kayak and I've been wanting to camp out along the shorelines where I normally fish. The storage space in my kayak is limited so I need camping gear that's small and doesn't take up space. I thought of using my tent but I wanted something that wouldn't require flat (level) ground. Then I came across a review on the Hammock Bliss Sky Bed and immediately purchased it after reading the review. Sucker!

    I tried it out for several nights in my back yard to see if I'd like it. I thought it would be wise to get to know the equipment in my back yard. That way if I didn't like it, I could go in the house and sleep in a bed. The setup included the suspension rope that came with the hammock. I had webbing strap that I use to secure the kayaks. Used the straps around the trees. And Therm-a-rest pad inserted in the built in sleeve. The first two nights...was uncomfortable. I woke up restless after four hours and having a hyper extension feeling on the back side of my knee. Again to the internet to figure out what was wrong with my set up. That's when I found this site.

    So, now I have the knowledge, right. I know how to properly set up a hammock. Right! Again I tried it for two more night. It was better but I still woke up in the middle of the night feeling restless and uncomfortable. I'm not deterred from hanging yet and now I'm thinking maybe this hammock is not for me or maybe my setup is wrong.

    I have to go for now, it's getting late. Anyway I wanted to say hello, hello. I'm having fun learning and that's good. Good night.

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    Hey There welcome! Here you will find so much and it is enjoyable here as you find many people with the same thoughts and interest! These forums are amazing!

    You were smart to try out your hammock in your back yard! Imagine out on the shoreline stuck and cant sleep!

    I know there are so many types of hammocks out there but from my personal experience with hammocks I know that if you get your hammock to stretched out or to close together it will be quite uncomfortable...the other thing important to know is that both sides must be the same height and if one string is shorter in the middle it will cause a bad night...

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    Denis,

    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    My thought too, stuck on the shoreline and can't sleep. Except there's always plan "B" and that is "keep fishing". I appreciate the tips and will continue in modifying my setup.

    I agree, the amount of knowledge and ingenuity on this site is amazing. I never thought hanging a hammock could be this involved.

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    Hey loupa5. I'm right up the road. Hopefully everything works out for you.

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    Senior Member Downhill Trucker's Avatar
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    Hello from Maryland

    Hey buddy!

    I'm from Baltimore, but I go camping out your way quite a bit. Let me know if I can help!

    DHT

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    Quote Originally Posted by loupa5 View Post
    Denis,

    Thanks for the warm welcome.
    You are certainly welcome for the warm welcome! I hope we cross paths from time to time... =)

    Good luck and Peaceful hanging!

    <><

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    Senior Member lazy river road's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Baltimore. Its a great place to learn and live
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    Hey! A few of us HF hangers are going to be hanging the Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival. Do you ever attend this? If you do come see us. We're kinda of obvious since we camp above ground.
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    Welcome to HF from another Md'er!
    "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
    It's always best if your an early riser!

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    Hello from Maryland

    Just so you don't think that everyone here is in Maryland, welcome from Florida!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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