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    Member OdieGreen's Avatar
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    Former ground dweller hoping to elevate his status!

    I love to camp. Family health issues prevent me from doing it as much as I would like but I still love to go out, as does my son. As I get older, I find sleeping on the ground, even with a pad, more and more uncomfortable. I have a bad back anyway so I wake up almost crippled on most trips. I have recently made some lifestyle changes (gave up gluten and started eating paleo) that have allowed me to lose some weight and I am hoping to get back into the bush very soon.

    I am working on my first hammock project with my son. I found a bunch of nylon in the dollar bin at wally world and picked up about 21 yards. It isn't ripstop and definately not silnylon but I figure it should get me started. I am making a double layer hammock for me and a single layer for my boy. I will post pics once I get them done. I am also going to make a hex tarp and treat it with silicone and mineral spirits. Between those project and stuff sacks with the scraps, that should about use up all my fabric.

    I look forward to hanging with you all.

    Russ De Somer (Odie Green)

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    Member Speedy's Avatar
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    Welcome from Virginia! Once you open the DIY can of worms it is hard to stop. Enjoy.
    "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view."-Edward Abbey

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    Welcome from south Louisiana, you are where I was last year at this time, good luck and welcome to the madness!
    "Life's short, if you don't stop and look around every once in a while you might miss it". FB

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    Welcome from SC.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    MDSH's Avatar
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    Welcome, Russ!

    Health issues got me off the ground, too. Sounds like you're getting a great start.

    .
    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Member jacob8806's Avatar
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    The bush is awaiting your arrival

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