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    Talking Newbie GA Hanger

    Hi there, folks!

    I am a 24 year old college student in NW Georgia. I plan on being an English or History professor.

    I have been a semi-outdoors type person all my life. I have been on countless car camping trips and day hikes and short canoe trips, but recently have grown an interest in backpacking and backwoods camping. I really want to get way "out there" and do some true "roughing it". I was introduced to hammock camping through a Ray Mears video, and it seems perfect for what I want to do.

    I came to this forum to find help on equipping myself and my girlfriend for this summers camping trips and hopefully my first backpacking expedition.

    See ya around the forum!

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    Welcome.

    Where are you going for your expedition?
    "May the song of the LORD in your heart become a terror to the enemy of your soul."
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    I still haven't decided where, probably the AT since its nearby. I am not set on that, so if anyone has any suggestions for a nearby area for a newbie backpacker I am very willing to accept them.

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    We are trying to put together a GA hang, you may want to jump on that. It will help you sort out your gear and give you an idea of "backwoods" camping.
    "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
    - Yoda

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    Thanks, that sounds really nice, hopefully I wont have classes and the hang will be near enough to my house that I can get there.

    Currently I am considering the Parrot Bay Key Largo Deluxe for my girlfriend and I, since it is pretty much all we can afford to get started. It was recommended in the newbie setup post and has mostly good reviews on amazon (although there are 2 identical listings from the same seller with different prices, i linked to the cheaper listing). I am also considering making my own, but I want to try out hammock camping before putting the effort into making my own setup.

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    North Georgia College?

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    Georgia Highlands College

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    Welcome to the forums. There is a wealth of info here and a lot of knowledgeable people to answer any questions you may have. See you around.

    ~Chris

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    A Whoooo Buddy Welcome Jethro85 !
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    Welcome, though I haven't been here all that long either. I'm at north GA college.

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