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    Talking A word of gratitude

    I would like to thank Hammock Forums and it's members for introducing me to the world of hammock camping. I have been looking for a comfortable sleep system in the back woods for a long time now that would allow me to actually sleep through the night without aches, pains, and appendages going numb. Through all of my trial and error I had not been successful until now. I have been lurking theses forums for quite sometime now with a bit of skepticism, but was persuaded through all of my reading and research to attempt the hang. I just received my Warbonnet Blackbird, Yeti, and OES MacCat Dlx. last week and took it out for my first ever hang on a 3 day 2 night trek. I will NEVER go back to the ground again as I have been elevated to a higher place of being. I had two nights of the BEST sleep I have ever had in the backwoods and probably better than most of the nights I have had in my bed at home. I slept through the night toasty warm in mid 30 deg. weather with slight winds, never awaking from cold, discomfort, or numbness. I awoke for the first time in the back country completely refreshed with no back pain or aches. I will forever hang and be eternally grateful to this place and it's members who have been so instrumental in the improvement of my life and well-being. And a special thanks to WarbonnetGuy (Brandon) and Outdoor Equipment Suppliers (OES Brian) for providing us with such quality products and great customer service.

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    Senior Member shrek's Avatar
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    Welcome to the trees.

    That's what this place is all about. A place for us to share our opinions and experiences with everyone else. All of us learn from each other, and that makes this an exceptional location for information.
    "I used to be sane, but now I'm better."

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    Welcome to HF, Schmitty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmitty View Post
    I will NEVER go back to the ground again as I have been elevated to a higher place of being.
    Welcome to the high life Schmitty. Glad to have you aboard!
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    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    Yep! We've got the best Kool-Aid in the woods, no doubt!
    Welcome to the forum.
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    Senior Member Perkolady's Avatar
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    Hi Schmitty, and welcome to HF !

    I not only love the comfort when sleeping, but my older body sure appreciates having a place to sit down too (that I can easily get up from!)

    Glad you took the plunge and started hanging!

    Perkolady

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    Welcome Schmitty and thanks for the kind words.
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Whooooo Buddy! Suspended in the piney woods from now on ....... that a boy!
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    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Senior Member pizza's Avatar
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    Right on Schmitty...you have the same exact rig I have. It's a nice system.

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    Welcome to the air! Now go forth and evangelize... (is that a word?). It's great, isn't it?

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