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    next generation of hammockers here

    hey there everyone , very glad to be part of your forums! me and my freinds have been hammocking for about a year now , but we've been backpacking since we were wee little lads=) we're 16 yrs old , most of my hiking buddies and i are sophomores in high school (except my dad of course). i'm just here to improve my setup , and wiggle my way into the hanging community. in a few years we plan on through hiking the AT so for now im aiming at perfecting my hammock setup and making it as light , simple , and comfortable as possible. im currently hanging in an eno , but i ordered a blackbird recently. most of my freinds hang either in eno's or hennesy's , and we're always looking for ways to improve our comfort , hopefully i can get some good tips and whatnot here. nice to meet you all!
    -zach

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    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum! You should find lots of little ways to tweak your setup here. I can't promise they'll all be improvements, but you'll have fun with them anyway!
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    whoop dutch!
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    You'll love the bb. welcome. enjoy the ride.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Senior Member Bleemus's Avatar
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    Isn't it past your bedtime?

    Welcome to Hammock Forums!

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    don't forget your treehuggers!
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
    Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

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    Hey welcome to the forum Zach and friends. I've got a BB and love it. There's a lot of info around here, pretty much everything you'll need except you have to supply the pics of your rigs.
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

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    Welcome to the forum and the hanging gang.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

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    Senior Member ikemouser's Avatar
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    info

    read about whoppie slings and dynaglide(if you weigh 170 or less) whoppie slings (slowbro)
    - locked brummels (opie)
    - fixed eye splices
    read about adjustable ridgelines (opie, etc)
    read about differential baffled uq's
    learn how to sew
    read about myog tarping
    read about continuous ridgelines (me and teedee)
    read about prussic guyline tieouts (opie)
    read about insultex

    do all that, and you should be up to speed somewhat.
    Use the search function.
    welcome.

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    Senior Member KerMegan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium_hiker View Post
    don't forget your treehuggers!
    and the straps to protect the trees, too; then the girls in the 'save the environment' club will appreciate you even more!
    KM

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