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  1. #1
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    New from Central VA

    Well, to start off, I have not been camping since I can remember. My last experience when camping was in a tent, and I recall camping using a cheap hammock (nothing ripstop), a sleeping bag, and a blue tarp to keep the rain off. Considering trying some camping again, and really liked staying in the hammock the one time I did. So as far as that, I enjoy being outdoors, and spending time with family. Just Looking to learn. I have plenty of places accessible for good camping in the area I live, so I'm not concerned with location so much as just learning. Any tips would be appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Raleigh, North Carolina
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    Welcome from NC. My best advice is to perfect your setup at or close to home. Hanging in the backyard is fun and great practice. Then your backpacking trips will be much more enjoyable.

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    Welcome to the forums. Try to attend a group hang in your area, even if you just visit ad don't stay the night. Great way to check out a lot of different set ups without spending any money!
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Welcome from NC. You will find plenty of help here. No problem.

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    Welcome to the hanging gang... Stop by the shop, if headed to the beach ... always best to call ahead.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

  6. #6
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    Jun 2012
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    Lynchburg, VA
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    I'm also in Central VA. I've got a few trips planned in the near future if you'd like to join in. Send me a PM for info if you're interested.

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    E town, VA
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    Hey,welcome. I'm in Campbell Co.
    "I like grits,because they have no bones" Chet Atkins

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    I don't know if I trust anyone from "Central Va"

    Awfully vague if you ask me. You in the witness protection plan or something?

    I think you're hiding something...

    Hi from Crozet.


    hfg
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  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickery View Post
    Hey,welcome. I'm in Campbell Co.
    my folks live in "e town" I went to high school in Altavista!

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