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    New Member nyanderson's Avatar
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    Newbie Delurking

    Hi All,
    I've been lurking here and dreaming of owning my own hammock since I first encountered hammock camping back in April on a Boy Scout trip with my son. Several of the other adults had hammocks, and were kind enough to let me try them out.

    Fast forward to today - when my wife got me a HH Explorer Deluxe for my birthday with the larger Hex tarp and snakeskins!

    Just thought it was time to de-lurk and say thank you to all the members here who's posts have provided me with a lot of valuable information! I'm now looking forward to going back out with the scouts, instead of dreading waking up on a rock...

    Thanks again,
    Mike

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    Welcome to 'de-lurking', Mike.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Before you head back out with the scouts make sure you get some practice time in the back yard or local park or something. The explorer is a very fine hammock (I have one) but it has its own quirks as do all of them. You don't need a lot of time if you have been studious in the reading. But if you have been studious in the reading you also know that everyone has a different approach to various things which works best for them. Have fun.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Senior Member Pawfoot's Avatar
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    Welcome!
    Glad everyone was helpful to you, and I hope you learn a lot more!

    ...Says Pawfoot, thats who!! [ Cuz thats how I roll ]
    and Coffins ARE used for transportation...

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    Nyanderson,

    Your wife has great tastes.... Welcome to the hanging gang.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

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    Senior Member Walking Bear's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF.
    My wife buys clothes that I have to try on...

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    Senior Member TinaLouise's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Bear View Post
    My wife buys clothes that I have to try on...

    the picture that comes to my mind,
    priceless....

    and to the new "de-lurker", welcome to the world of very comfortable sleeping!!
    TinaLouise

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    Welcome to the forum!
    Trust nobody!

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    Welcome to the hammock world!!!

    You will never sleep in a tent again.

    It nice to see someone else in my area of the woods. We're almost neighbors.

    Presently I use my hammock for Scout outings (Troop 207) too.
    we'll have to meet up sometime, and swap scouting and hammock stories.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyanderson View Post
    ...wife got me a HH Explorer Deluxe for my birthday with the larger Hex tarp and snakeskins!
    You can't wait for Christmas to get an underquilt and a topquilt, so you'll have to buy your own!

    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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