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    New Member Darto501's Avatar
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    Back to backpacking I hope.

    Gave up the backpacking hobby a few years back. Still day hiked, sometimes 16 hours continual strenuous walking, climbing but could not take laying on hard ground any more like I used to.

    At home we switched to a waterbed out of necessity.

    Maybe hammocks will help get me back on the longer trails.

    Leaning towards Bear Mtn. Bridge after a little investigation, but we'll have to see what I end up with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darto501 View Post
    Gave up the backpacking hobby a few years back. Still day hiked, sometimes 16 hours continual strenuous walking, climbing but could not take laying on hard ground any more like I used to.

    At home we switched to a waterbed out of necessity.

    Maybe hammocks will help get me back on the longer trails.

    Leaning towards Bear Mtn. Bridge after a little investigation, but we'll have to see what I end up with...
    That is an awesome hammock good luck and make sure to use the search function. There is a lot of info on this forum

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    Welcome aboard Darto501. You're just saying the same thing that's been said so many times before here... about wanting to get off that hard ground.
    I think you'll like the hammock life!
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Hope hammocking works out well for you and your back!!

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    Welcome to the forum. Lots of folks switched to hammocks cause of their back.
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

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    A Whoooo Buddy Welcome !
    Hope ya' get back to it!
    Try them all......
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    Lots of types of hammocks out there, all with different pros and cons. All are more comfortable IMO than sleeping on the ground. The main trick is staying warm--not difficult, just different.

    Hope you are able to backpack again.
    --Scott <><

    "I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful... because, in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience...." --Robert Traver

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    It's hard to know which type works best for you until you actually sleep on one. Good news is it's pretty easy to sell used hammocks here on the forum so if the BMBH isn't what you thought you can recoup some of the cost and apply it to a different style hammock.

    +1 on what bonsaihiker said about staying warm. Remember to budget for under quilts.
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