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    sandykayak's Avatar
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    Why become a donating member

    Full Disclosure: I had let my "membership" lapse because I kept forgetting.

    Now that I'm back on I want to let people know what they are missing.

    There are several sub-forums beginning with: Roundtable Off Topic (OT) followed by Backpacks, Camp Kitchen, Clothing, Cutlery, Other Gear and DIY, Paddling, Backpacking, and Bikepacking.

    Yesterday I started reading a thread titled Without Merit, which can best be described as sitting around the campfire and just talking about whatever comes to mind. It's like being on a mini-roller coaster where you go up and down as people share their highs and lows. It is also an opportunity to get to know people better.

    I was on page 6 when I realized I was reading 2009 postings and that (from
    what was visible to me) there were 100+ pages! Checked this morning (I'm on page 71) and there are 224 pages...and counting.

    Hope this decription will be an incentive for others to become donating members as you do get a lot of bang for your bucks. Go to the top and look for the Beome a Donating Member option.

    Mods: it would be interesting to know if there is a membership surge in the next week or so.

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    +1 on becoming a donating member. I love the Camp Kitchen and Roundtable Off Topic sections (a few months ago I read the whole Without Merit thread....I'm sure that I'm many pages behind now, but every so often I check on it).
    "Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. ... To live only for some future goal is shallow. Itís the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. Here's where things grow." - Robert M. Pirsig

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    +1 on being a Donating Member...I plan to stay a DM because this site provides me with endless knowledge and support on a hobby I love to do. And I am able to meet new people that also share the same interests. The DM section is great for all those topics that arnt directly hammock related. Lots of good discussions there.

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    Yep... Camp Kitchen and Backpacking are two of my favorites.
    If you ain't havin' fun, you're doin' it wrong

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    Just became a Donating Member a few days ago and all I can say is WOW! Just the "Without Merit" thread is totally worth the expense!
    "Never corner anything meaner than you are...."-Unknown

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    I looked at the "donate" link. It looks like you have to mail it in? Is there an option to pay with PayPal? I have learned so much from all of you that a donation feels necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eviscerate3 View Post
    I looked at the "donate" link. It looks like you have to mail it in? Is there an option to pay with PayPal? I have learned so much from all of you that a donation feels necessary.
    Select the amount you want to donate, then click on the Order button. The next screen has an option to pay with PayPal.
    "Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. ... To live only for some future goal is shallow. Itís the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. Here's where things grow." - Robert M. Pirsig

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PaCampingDad

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    Hammock Forums without being a donating member is like a free book without the last chapter.

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    Donating Member status........Because all the cool kids are doing it!

    Seriously.........it's worth the donation.
    "Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere."- RONALD REAGAN

    "There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer." - CALVIN COOLIDGE




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    Quote Originally Posted by eviscerate3 View Post
    I looked at the "donate" link. It looks like you have to mail it in? Is there an option to pay with PayPal? I have learned so much from all of you that a donation feels necessary.
    on this question.

    I 'decided not to bother' when I saw the 'mail it in' notice... then came back a few weeks later after deciding to put up with the trouble of mailing a cheque..and was pleasantly surprised to find the PayPal option once I proceeded.

    The moderators should change the wording to make sure the PayPal option is mentioned on the first page, before you need to click on 'Donate'.

    It would also be smart to have the 'Access by donation only' sub-forums at least listed on the main page - I couldn't see what I was missing, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

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