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    Bradley - Back at it . . .

    It has been 23 years since I have tromped through the bush, Canoed, Rafted, Fished, used a Bow . . .
    But as a storm gathers, so do I . . . to pack again . . .

    I started to post this in "What made you a 'hanger"?
    but realized it is more of an introduction to moi.

    So my first hang was . . .

    . . . It was back in '84 while pullin' a MC trip to Haida Gwaii from Edmontown,
    I was 2/3's the way and it was gettin' on to dark,
    so I pulled into a roadside pull-out and thought
    no place to set up a tent, least ways, as far as I could tell.

    So by the light of my MC headlamp,
    I used the Fly from my pup tent, and holding it gathered,
    tied a sheet bend knot and a few others at each end,
    and hung it between a couple of small trees,
    laid in my bag, and proceeded to sit in it and remove my boots.

    I swear (really I don't - any more) some one should have been filming the event.
    As I went to reach for my foot the fly hammock swung away,
    and so it went, I was a Laurel and Hardy act all in one person.

    I ended up gettin' my boots off and one at a time broke of a sapling within reach,
    2 feet off the ground so as I could hang my boots on top, upside down as it was already raining some.

    No fly for the fly, it was just an open sleep,
    thankfully it only lightly sprinkled a rain for 1/2 the night.

    I used that fly hammock in my steel fab shop (when I had it)
    when it got late at night and driving home an hour and then returning in the morn,
    would mean that I would only get 4 hrs sleep.
    the fly hammock gave me 6 hrs, sweet.

    That fly over the years has evaporated
    and now I await the arrival my first real hammock
    a Clark NX-150
    I think I will call it the "Clark Hilton"
    It should be here in a week or so,
    or so . . . would be better if "so" was sooner.
    Bradley SaintJohn
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    The Transition from Ground Sleeping to Hammocks
    is the Conversion from Agony To Ecstasy,
    and Curing Ground-In-somnia.

    "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show you great and mighty things . . ." Jeremiah 33:3
    ΙΧΘΥΣ

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    Ha ... what an intro to hammocks! Glad to have you with us ... and a big NC welcome to you!

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    You know.... for the sake of history and all.... it wouldn't be WRONG to go recreate your first fall out of the hammock and film it. For us to watch. And admire.

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    Bradley:
    welcome to HF from Bama country. Thank you for the smile while I am at work today and that is one helluva way to introduce yourself.
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Welcome to the forums from the sound of your introduction you will fit in rather well here.
    Terry

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    Senior Member Bradley's Avatar
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    Thank you Terry

    Quote Originally Posted by WonderMonkey View Post
    You know.... for the sake of history and all.... it wouldn't be WRONG to go recreate your first fall out of the hammock and film it. For us to watch. And admire.
    Actually WM I didn't fall out, but real nearly did . . . a recreation ???

    hmmmm . . . a short historic film . . . a vinnette . . . hmmmm . . .

    . . . a little help . . . maybe . . . I know . . . Shun . . . Sook . . . Jhud . . . SSSShug,

    yea Shug could help.



    PS love the vids friend, your (better than) OK.
    Bradley SaintJohn
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    and Curing Ground-In-somnia.

    "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show you great and mighty things . . ." Jeremiah 33:3
    ΙΧΘΥΣ

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    Welcome to HF. Hope you'll make your self at home
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Great story...welcome to the forum
    Hammocker Prayer - "Don't every let my wife sell my hammock equipment for what I told her I paid for it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    Thank you Terry
    Actually WM I didn't fall out, but real nearly did . . . a recreation ???
    hmmmm . . . a short historic film . . . a vinnette . . . hmmmm . . .
    . . . a little help . . . maybe . . . I know . . . Shun . . . Sook . . . Jhud . . . SSSShug,
    yea Shug could help.

    PS love the vids friend, your (better than) OK.
    Hey There Bradley.....
    One of the better intro stories ..... your made for this hammock thing!
    Funny ... two members now from West Kootenay, BC. Your town is fun to say.
    'Preciate your niceness on the videos ...... they are just fun .... iloveme.co.!Hopefully I'll get to Canada and film you Clarking sometime.
    Shug
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    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    Senior Member Bradley's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Hey There Bradley.....
    One of the better intro stories ..... your made for this hammock thing!
    Funny ... two members now from West Kootenay, BC. Your town is fun to say.
    'Preciate your niceness on the videos ...... they are just fun .... iloveme.co.!Hopefully I'll get to Canada and film you Clarking sometime.
    Shug
    Hey Shug
    Thanks eh . . . Our town "The West Kootenay"
    is actually a land mass area that covers 9.9 million sq. km
    Add to that the "East Kootenay" and it may double that area,
    But together they become "The Kootenays"

    But mbiraman and I only live about 1/2 hour from each other
    We haven't met yet. we may or may not it is a big area.

    It is good to be a part of a group here - that really seem to get along.
    I like that.
    Bradley SaintJohn
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    The Transition from Ground Sleeping to Hammocks
    is the Conversion from Agony To Ecstasy,
    and Curing Ground-In-somnia.

    "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show you great and mighty things . . ." Jeremiah 33:3
    ΙΧΘΥΣ

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