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    Quote Originally Posted by moski View Post
    In Scandinavia we have the " freedom to roam" and we generally more afraid of the animals in the Forrest than humans!
    And now we talking rabbits and deers :
    Here ya go...
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Here ya go...
    Exactly what i am talking about, really dangerous animals.


    Ps, nice shot
    Moski, who no longer feels the Secret Ninja Ski emptiness..............
    B/C he got them now

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    To follow-up on moski's comment about fearing animals in the forest... As a Newbie to this kind of camping I want to know about the attraction of predators to the "Burrito sandwich" Mythbusters Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordzilla View Post
    Being a new hanger that loves seeing new converts "pop up" every day, I also think that we can't have everyone out there in hammocks or tree real estate will become scarce and that'll make ME cranky. So to that muck crawlin, chiropractic supportin, level ground seekin, brush clearin, keep your eyes to the ground and your body closer tent feller, you are right hammocks suck. They are clausterphobic, shoulder squeezin, motion sickening, banana shaped back breaking, bear burrito death traps with no room to park a car in. youll hate em'


    Oh yeah, by the way, my stuff don't stink.......I bury it deep!
    Ditto to all that! Hammocks s*ck for all those reasons! Don't even think about trying them, just find yer self some rock/root free, dry, level ground and be happy! If you ain't tough enough anymore, just get a really thick pad. No need to use up the trees, save them for the crazy hammock folks!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    that actually would fit a few on here
    I think you are right, Ewker. It certainly applies to me anyway. But that (thinking it don't stink, that is) has nothing to do with hammocks, it applied to me when I was still on the ground! It is just a natural characteristic of being me!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Here ya go...
    The woods where I solo ( day hike ) are full of these very same dangerous creatures. I see them all the time, often I scare them out of their beds as I hike over a hill, off trail in deep woods. Fortunately, so far they have not attacked me.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    I'd say it's a result of our unbridled enthusiasm. It reminds me of a kayaking story. In western MD there is an advanced whitewater run called the Upper Youghiogheny. It's been often said that the outhouses at the takeout have little or no odor.....because...as the story goes....if your good enough to run the Upper Yough then apparently your s**t doesn't stink.

    I'd say if we're smart enough to give up ground dwelling in favor of hammocking then perhaps the same holds true for us.

    In reality I've stopped trying to convert people. Just within my little circle of friends there are five of us competing for the best hammock hanging spots every time we go camping. I liked it better when I was the only one looking for trees.....was the center of attention....and the last to get up in the morning.

    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    The woods where I solo ( day hike ) are full of these very same dangerous creatures. I see them all the time, often I scare them out of their beds as I hike over a hill, off trail in deep woods. Fortunately, so far they have not attacked me.
    You have just been very, very lucky so far!
    They probably just want you to feel safe,
    so you are off guard when they finally do attack.
    They do that trick over here all the time.
    Stay safe!
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    B/C he got them now

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    Personally I'm not sure why there is a need for hangers to convert people. Are we that insecure with our choices that we need others to follow suit just to confirm that we made the right choice? Are ground dwellers afraid to try hanging but afraid that hangers are actually having more fun? I am both a hanger and a ground dweller. I do which ever suits my fancy at the time. I just returned from an AT hike in Maine where I spent three nights in shelters (and there are those that hate shelters and the people who choose to sleep in them) and eight nights in a tent. Next trip I may take my hammock or not. I find that just having the opportunity to enjoy the wilderness is more important that how I choose to enjoy it.

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