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    new to hammock camping

    Hello to all!
    I live in southwest Ohio and find it enjoyable to spend a night or two outdoors camping with my son (age 10).
    I was about to give up on camping because of my age (getting close the 60th b-day and having too many aches & pains after a night on the ground) but decided to try a hammock since my son loves to camp and I didn't want to take the fun away from him.

    I bought a couple cheap hammocks off eBay so we could try them, and all went fairly well. I got my son a "jungle hammock" and it's heavy, but worked well for him, and he loves it!

    I got a simple parachute cloth hammock for myself, and soon found out it was comfortable, but the cold & bugs were a problem.

    I up-graded to an ENO Pro-nest and added a Guardian bug net for our most recent overnight trip, and it was better, but I think an underquilt in going to be my next addition.

    I just use a tarp I had for a rainfly, and it seems to be adequate (we watch the weather forecast carefully and try to avoid heavy rain).

    I'll be searching posts and reading carefully as I progress in this method of camping, but so far I'm finding hammocks to be a great way to enjoy a night outdoors!!!!!!!

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    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you've already done some good experimentation. There's lots of good info on this forum. Maybe too much! Have fun.
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    Welcome wabi
    You'll find quite a bit of useful info and quite a few Ohioans on HF.

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    Welcome from West Virginia! Like PappaSmurf says, Ohio is getting active. Your timing is great!
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    Welcome to the forum from the Gulf Coast of Alabama.
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    Welcome from Jacksonville Florida!

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