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    A One Night Wonder...

    Gíday Fellas.

    My names Steve and I live in Brisbane Australia . Iím very new to this hanging business. Iím originally from over the West and used to 4x4 ,camp and fish around Oz a lot. Mind you I needed a ute to carry everything. I found your site awhile ago while looking around ADVrider preparing for a ride around Oz on my bike. Basically I did everything wrong as far as hammocking is concerned. I had a quick look then bought a HH and without setting it up, off I went. Luckily with the rest of my camping gear. The first night was a shocker and I froze. Now the temps were nothing compared to you guys but bad enough for me to send it home the very next day. To be honest I havenít looked at it since. Preferring to tent or swag it instead.

    Iím away at work at the moment and looked in on your forum again. There are forums and then there are forums.... This is a beauty. So much enthusiasm and information I keep coming back. So much so Iíve put in an order for Warbonnet Hammock, UQ and tarp. A big out lay for me but hopefully this time Iíll be right.

    Please donít think Iím having a go at the HH. Not at all only my lack of knowledge.

    Cheers Steve

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    Welcome to the forum Steve. Well we all make mistakes ,camping, etc and hopefully we learn something . You've got some great gear coming. Be sure to watch the set-up video's on the Warbonnet site to give you a start at setting it up. Its going to take a little while to get familiar with it and tweek it the way you like it and find the sweet spot for sleeping but it is a good hammock and in a short time you should have it figured out. It just takes a few setups to get it down. Don't forget a bit of ccf pad for your feet so they don't get cold. Have a look at the tarp set up video's on HF and some of the trip report Vid's like Linville gorge, thanksgiving hang etc as there's some close up looks at gear and tarp setups.
    Have a good time.
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    Sounds like you're well on your way to being a fully committed hanger.

    I think most of us are committable.
    Knotty
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    Thanks.

    I haven't looked there so I'll check it out.

    I'd forgotten about that pad....

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    A Whoooo Buddy Fair-Dinkun Welcome to ya' Buzzo!
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    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
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    Welcome Steve
    This IS a good place to learn. Lot's of us here now from Aus, I'm in Perth.
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