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    canoeski's Avatar
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    Smile New guy introduction

    Hello hangers,
    This post is just an introduction here from a new convert, evolving from the ground to the trees. This past weekend I just did my 3rd and 4th nights in a HH UL Explorer and I’m hooked.

    I have been camping all my life, first in Boy Scouts, then 25+ years of solo (or nearly solo) winter and canoe camping, and now back in Boy Scouts for 3 years. About 10 years ago I transitioned into almost exclusive tarp camping. What a freeing experience! Others see it as “roughing it”, but I see it as luxurious: open view, greater placement options, more space to spread out, light weight, able to cook where you sleep/hang out in bad weather, no musty tent, not claustrophobic, and most important, I feel more in touch with my surroundings.

    This past summer I was acting Scoutmaster at summer camp and first heard about hammock camping from a senior (and rotund) camp commissioner. It got me thinking. Sure, I tried it on my own with a string hammock 20 years ago and it was a miserable failure: unstable and cold. I got an ENO 6 or 7 years ago and loved it for relaxation and spent a few sultry nights sleeping in it, but too cold when the thermometer dipped and not all that comfortable on my neck.

    A few months ago I started researching the concept on the internet and found an overwhelming positive response that I took the plunge and got a Hennessy Hammock with under cover and underpad. Later I learned about Hammock Forums, and for the last few weeks trying to absorb as much as possible. (Thanks all!)

    Well, gotta go now. Looking forward to trying some of the techniques learned here and seeing how far into the winter I can push it.

    Later,
    ~bill (in south-central Wisconsin).
    (sorry for the long post. I'm sure I'll have a of questions later!)
    Not all who wander are lost.

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    Senior Member lenle01's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard canoeski!

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    Welcome to HF Canoeski!!
    "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "

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    Senior Member opie's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF!
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Welcome to the forums.

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    Welcome to the forums and the hanging gang....Warm is easy enough to fix...Focus on the bottom for a great start.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

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    Senior Member TinaLouise's Avatar
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    Welcome CanoeSki
    It's nice to see yet another Scouter joining the hanging crowd, maybe it's something to do with Scouting and camping out a lot that leads so many of us leaders to look for a more comfortable way to sleep. I too spent this past BSA Summer Camp week in a hammock.
    TinaLouise

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    Welcome Canoeski. Got some scouts here. In fact I'm delivering some wood to our scout camp tonight where our troop will be camping. Enjoy the hammock!
    I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

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    Welcome Canoeski
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