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    Thumbs up Hello from Michigans Upper Peninsula

    I used to read and contribute to the Backpacking Magazine forums and one day I read a post about someone using a hammock for camping . It brought back old memories from childhood where my brother and I would string up blankets in our bunk bed and go to sleep in our "cocoons".

    A few years later when I was about 12, I went one step further and purchased a "jungle hammock" with a built in mosquito net, suspension ropes, and weather resistant tarp, complete with canvas hammock body. I really enjoyed laying in that hammock, but after a few months I moved onto more exciting things and forgot about the old canvas hammock.

    After reminiscing I decided to try hammocking once more, so I went to the nearest REI and found the ENO single nest to try out. My first real hammock camping experience was with some friends at Newport State Park in Wisconsin on Lake Michigan's western shore. After that first night I was hooked again and haven't looked back!

    I really enjoy witnessing all the new developments coming out of Hammock Forums and want to say thanks for leading the path to a comfortable, lightweight, and innovative form of camping!
    THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION...

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    Welcome from a Troll. I love your area, snow and all.
    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

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    Well, that took a while for a intro.
    Glad your here and hope to see you at a group hang soon.
    (how much snow do you folks got up there?)
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    "Well, that took a while for an intro."

    Yeah I know..

    I don't really have an excuse...I guess I just liked lurking and didn't really have much to say. I'll be posting more often now that I'm out of school.

    "How much snow do you folks got up there?"

    Well let me just say this. I went out the other day and had to dig down about 3 ft to hit the ground to put in my stakes.....I really need snow stakes...that was a lot of work. By the time I was all done digging my hammock looked like it was in a snow cave. The keweenaw peninsula gets a lot more snow than the rest of the U.P. and lower Michigan...all lake effect.
    THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION...

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    Welcome Thunder ...
    Glad to see someone's enjoying all that snow UP there ... !
    Questtrek
    "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks". John Muir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    "Well, that took a while for an intro."

    Yeah I know..

    I don't really have an excuse...I guess I just liked lurking and didn't really have much to say. I'll be posting more often now that I'm out of school.

    "How much snow do you folks got up there?"

    Well let me just say this. I went out the other day and had to dig down about 3 ft to hit the ground to put in my stakes.....I really need snow stakes...that was a lot of work. By the time I was all done digging my hammock looked like it was in a snow cave. The keweenaw peninsula gets a lot more snow than the rest of the U.P. and lower Michigan...all lake effect.
    You guys get lake effect no matter what direction the wind comes from.
    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

    Bobby Seale


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    Welcome Thunder, from another troll!
    You guys don't have summer....just two weeks of bad skiing weather.
    "If'n I'm gonna fall, someone is gonna' watch."
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    Hey there Thunder!
    A big ol' Whoooooooooooo Buddy to ya'!
    Welcome aboard. Enjoy your cruise.
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    "You guys don't have summer....just two weeks of bad skiing weather."

    Very true! Last spring when I got out of school in May for the summer we still had big snow piles everywhere on campus!
    THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION...

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    BTW- isn'tit a UP law that you must own a snowmobile or two per habitant within the dwelling?
    "If'n I'm gonna fall, someone is gonna' watch."
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