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    New Member Frisco's Avatar
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    Allow myself to introduce... myself. . :D

    Good evening all! I'm proud to meet ya

    I'm pushing 20 years old, and I live in middle Tennessee.
    I go to MTSU with a Homeland Security major.
    I'm a Search and Rescue guy, specifically as a Public Safety Diver. (I'm currently taking the Master diver course.)
    I work a seasonal (summer) job at a TN state park.
    I do a bit of Climbing/rappelling when the opportunity arises, specifically caving anytime possible. I also do a lot of range shooting (long range rifle), along with the typical Tennessee hunting and fishing.

    Now down to the nitty gritty reason this ol' boy is here, I'm an avid backpacker who formally enjoyed long arduous journeys through the back country, followed by sleeping on the cold hard ground.. Still enjoy the back country, but no longer sleeping on the ground. I started getting into tarps to lighten the load a bit, but why lie on the ground under a tarp when I can hang under one? I like the versatility a hammock offers, plus when on a long rescue the hammock gives me the ability to rest MUCH easier, with much better quality rest. I've been using a friends hammock, I'm in the market for one myself. I'll probably do a lot of lurking and reading before I post too much. Appreciate the opportunity to be a part of yall's community.

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    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
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    Well welcome to the group .. from your neighbors to the East.
    Hope to see you amongst the trees sometime!

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


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    Welcome, welcome, welcome! Good to see you're so smart at such a young age. Most folks take years to get up off the ground.

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    I'm from middle TN myself. Just so happen to work full time in a TN state park...Old Stone Fort. If you research on this forum, you will be a hanging professional in no time. I have made several hammocks myself and currently use both my DIY and Warbonnet Blackbird hammock. The Warbonnet Blackbird is top of the line in my opinion. Gimme a holler if ya want to talk hammocks anytime...
    I prefer to LEVITATE between two trees...The Groundlings can have their tents.

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    Welcome! Several SAR folks on board here... and some divers!
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    Senior Member questtrek's Avatar
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    Hi there ... Welcome to the forum, from up north!
    Questtrek
    "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks". John Muir.

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    New Member Frisco's Avatar
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    Thank you for the warm welcome everybody!! Talk about a small world banjaritis! PM inbound!

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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    Hey Frisco ..... Whoooo Buddy Welcome to ya'.
    If it helps ... I just finished a 10 part series of videos on hammock hangin' from the hammock, pads, tarps, suspensions etc. May help you out .... may perplex you .... Hammock How-To
    See you in the air....
    Shug
    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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    New Member Frisco's Avatar
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    Appreciate it Shug! Your actually a large part of the reason I'm getting into hammock hangin' I've been watching your youtube channel for about the past week. Cleared up a lot for me, but kept me just perplexed enough to end up here. Good work! See ya out there!

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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    Perplexion is my calling card.
    Man ... I have so enjoyed hammocks and have been backpacking all my life. Now I just have even more fun. hope you do too....
    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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