Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Hi From GA

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Woodstock GA
    Hammock
    DEBATING eno and diy at the moment
    Tarp
    outdoor Research
    Insulation
    20° incubator :)
    Suspension
    straps/whoopies
    Posts
    153
    Images
    11

    Hi From GA

    Hi Guys

    A new hammock-er?? here. Just brought a ENO doublenest and have spent a few evenings hanging around in my yard this last week. I am looking to see if there are any people from north GA that can help show me the ropes (so to speak) on hammock camping.

    I moved to GA from the UK about 4 years ago and find it very beautiful here. I have been car camping with my family a few times but couldnt get on with the whole sleeping on the ground thing. I'm hoping i'll get less aches in a hammock and more time in the wilderness this year.

    Anyway new(ish) to camping, absolute virgin to hammock camping, any help would be appreciated ...oh and ive been looking around the forum for about a week or so, its very informative

    later guys

  2. #2
    mbiraman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Kootenays,BC,Canada
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB DL 1.1 & Lite Owl
    Tarp
    Black MacCat Del.
    Insulation
    Yeti 3,4 & HRQ/HGB
    Suspension
    webbing/whoopie
    Posts
    4,372
    Images
    7
    Welcome to the forum GGT
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

    www.birchsidecustomwoodwork.com

  3. #3
    Yoda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Maryland
    Hammock
    Darien UL
    Tarp
    HG Cuben Hex
    Insulation
    HG Down
    Suspension
    Dynaglide UCR's
    Posts
    5,262
    Welcome to HF GGT!!
    If you haven't looked at these already? Take a look see, and it will give you almost everything you need to know!? Shug's vids are really great and there's alot of info there, and he's got the newbie series which I still watch all the time, as he give's sooooo much info that I can't pick it up all at once!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery

    Life above ground is always better than the alternative!

  4. #4
    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    14,495
    Images
    62
    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    Welcome to HF GGT!!
    If you haven't looked at these already? Take a look see, and it will give you almost everything you need to know!? Shug's vids are really great and there's alot of info there, and he's got the newbie series which I still watch all the time, as he give's sooooo much info that I can't pick it up all at once!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery

    Life above ground is always better than the alternative!
    Plus ... I love Georgia BBQ and Boiled Peanuts!!!!!
    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!!!!



    Shug's YouTube Videos

    Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs

    Shug and Friends Jammin'

  5. #5
    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    Custom OES tarp
    Insulation
    JRB Down UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    9,041
    Images
    40
    ...and peaches, don't forget the peaches... welcome GGT!


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
    - Mark Twain
    “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
    - John Burroughs

  6. #6
    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NE Alabama
    Hammock
    Clark NX-200
    Tarp
    Clark XL-Fly
    Insulation
    KAQ NR UQ/AHE KAQ
    Suspension
    Strap/cinch buckle
    Posts
    2,426
    Welcome to HF from Alabama GGT. That is some beautiful country that you live in over there. Watch the listed video series, it has some great information and one heck of a great main actor. Enjoy the ENO and hanging around with the family and new friends here at HF.
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

  7. #7
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    N, GA
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end DIY bugnet
    Tarp
    modified GG 12x12
    Insulation
    insul pad
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie's,TH's
    Posts
    7
    Welcome GGT! Just a little north of you in Canton!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Canton, Ga
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    DIY Cat
    Insulation
    DIY UQ TQ
    Suspension
    WS to Ridged Strap
    Posts
    250
    Images
    18
    Hey GGT, I am from Canton Ga, and there are plenty of great places to enjoy hammock camping around here.

    Check out the Cohutta Wilderness, Red Top Mountain, or the Etowah Trail (Day Hike but nice a quiet.

    If you have questions let me know, and Good Luck

    - William -
    - William -

    How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. - Psalms 119:9

  9. #9
    dakotaross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Chamblee, GA
    Hammock
    DL Streamliner
    Tarp
    Toxaway w/doors
    Insulation
    JRB and/or HG
    Suspension
    webbing/buckle
    Posts
    937
    Images
    8
    Congrats GGT on getting off the ground. Heard it said that hammocking is an art. Its not that hard, but there are some complexities in terms of getting the "most" comfortable. I wonder what folks back home would think if you told them you were looking for a more comfortable lay?

    I'm in metro Atlanta, so next time I'm out - which isn't really often - I'll see if you're interested in "hanging". Best advice I can give is to just ask questions, get out and hang, then ask more questions - repeat as needed.

  10. #10
    Senior Member ewok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Hammock
    HH Expedition
    Tarp
    BMJ
    Insulation
    SuperShelter
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    138
    Images
    4
    Welcome to the forum. I am relatively new myself and havd found an information overload here on HF. I am just south of you in Columbus, Ga. Watch out for that introvert SHUG.
    If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •