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    Another hanger in the South

    Hi all,

    Long time lurker of this forum; figured I'd come out of the shadows. I've been spending the last several months slowly getting my gear together & organized, with the objective of being equipped for 3 or 4 day hiking trips. Have been on several test hangs in state parks, & I'm just about happy enough with my setup to get the remaining main piece, a new backpack. I didn't want to chuck out the cash for one until I knew what would be in it.

    This forum has been an incredible resource. The main reason I haven't posted yet is that it is so good, the answer to just about any question I could come up with was already here. And, I have to say, the community spirit of this place is like none I have seen on any other forum, on any subject (and I lurk a lot of forums; I'm an info junkie).

    If I can swing some vacation time in May, I want to try to make it up to Meriwether, provided that it is still on, and is open to all comers, so if someone wants to chime in on what to bring, other than me and my hammock (communal food, cash, is it a hike in vs. drive up and unload sort of deal), feel free to set me straight.

    My larger goal is to spend some time in the Sipsey, and would be interested in going with folks with more backpacking experience (most of my camping has been in state parks & other semi-tame locations), so anyone in the North Alabama/TN area who wants to snicker at a hammock noob in the woods, your opportunity has arrived.

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    Welcome aboard, SM. Glad to see you come out of lurker status.
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    Hooch, go home!

    Welcome SM! Lots of hangers from Alabama. We just had a large group out on the Pinhoti a couple months ago! If you need other gear, make sure to stop by Alabama Outdoors in the Jones Valley area of H'ville.

    (Im the asst mgr at AO in Bham, so if youre down here, stop in and say hi too!!)
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    Don't you have something better to do with your time, Cuffs? Bored harassing Two Speed for the day?

    Y'all don't mind her.
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    make sure to stop by Alabama Outdoors
    Love that place. Especially for outdoor clothes. I'm right between a large and medium, so ordering stuff like that on line is a crap shoot. There, I can just walk in and try it on.

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    SoldierMonkey:
    Welcome to HF from another Bama hanger. I plan on making the Merriwether Lewis hang in May. Don't know what I am bringing yet, still working on that cornbread pudding recipe I go in NOLA. If you can make it send me a pm, we can see about going together, you would be on my way up to the hang.
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    Bmj

    How do you like your bigmamajamba? I am thinking about buying one. Which one did you buy?

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