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    New Member abetwo643's Avatar
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    Hello from Missouri

    Hello to everyone.

    Just getting into the hammock thing. Found the HF on Shug's YouTube site. Between Shug, Tinny (from MiniBull Design) and Dave Canterbury (Wilderness Outfitters) I have developed an interest in hammock camping. In Missouri we have a lot of places to hike and a lot of trees to hang hammocks on. Being six foot three inches tall and 230 pounds, I settled on the Trail Light Single Hammock, I figure ten foot by five foot and 400 pound capacity would be enough to hold me. As far as a tarp, I will be using a ten foot by ten foot tarp I use to cover my patio furniture in the Winter time. At least until I save enough money to get one of those tarps made out of that fancy nylon. Sleeping bag and Thermarest pad for insulation, I favor more fair weather camping. Shug's videos of his Winter exploits make me want to add layers. If any of you have any suggestions on hammocks, tarps, and other gear please feel free to give me your advice, especially advice for big and tall guys.

    Thank you
    Abe

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    Welcome Abe; sounds like your well on your way. The only suggestion i would make is an SPE unit from Ed Speer to help keep your pad under you and add ccf to the shoulder/hip area. once the warmer weather comes and you get out there you might make changes as you see fit. Don't forget to have fun
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

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    Welcome Abe! I'm just west of you a little ways. Yes, lots of good places to hang around here. I'd like to see an east central Missouri get together sometime so we can share experiences. You'll find lots of good folks and lots of good advice in here. Enjoy it!

    SmokeBait

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    Senior Member Coldspring's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum, fellow Missourian. I have a feeling I'm actually going to see another hammock hung on the hiking trails, someday!

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    Welcome, Abe!
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    A Whooooo Buddy welcome abetwo643.....
    Winter camping is it!!!!!!
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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....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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