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    Hello from Ontario

    I've been an off and on hanger for awhile starting with a HH Backpacker Ultralight (before they made them asymmetrical) and just last year got back into using hammocks big time, thanks to Hammock Forums.

    I really appreciate the wealth of knowledge shared by the members here and the willingness to share it. Thank you to everyone for what you've taught me.

    I just finished an 8 week hike on the A.T. using a WBBB with a Tadpole tarp and HG insulation. The equipment worked flawlessly. I was surprised at how many hikers were using hammocks but didn't know about HF. I pointed them all to this forum.

    I hope to meet some of you at various hangs if possible.

    Cheers,
    Peter

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    Hello from SW ON! What section of the A.T. did you do in the 8 weeks?
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Hi Bubba. I started at Springer and had enough time I thought for a thru-hike. Several factors conspired to get me off the trail sooner, so I was thinking I'd get as far as Harper's Ferry, but then physical issues forced me off earlier. I hiked about 575 miles. My wife helped me keep a record of the journey, if you're interested.

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    Welcome, Peter. Happy Canada Day!

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    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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    Hey gronk, welcome aboard . My wife and I hiked a small section of the AT at the GA/NC border earlier in May and are currently planning on a thru for next year so I'm really looking forward to reading your blog.

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    Thank you, Mike.

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    Thanks, L84toff. I found GA very difficult probably because it was the beginning of the trip and I hadn't yet found my hiking legs. In retrospect, though, it was beautiful and I enjoyed that part of the hike quite a bit.

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