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    New guy in CO

    Hello,

    I haven't bought a hammock yet, but I will soon, and I came here to learn from the collective wisdom and experience of you all.

    I've never been a very good "tent sleeper," and I believe sleeping in a hammock would help me, plus I would like not to have to worry about finding flat ground, carrying a sleeping pad, etc. I've been mostly a "car camper" in the past, but I'd like to get into touring and backpacking more.

    I'm planning a solo MTB tour of a portion of the Colorado Trail in mid-August, for which I expect to use a hammock. I plan on trying it out a couple times before I begin the trip.

    Thanks in advance for any advice you care to share.

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    Welcome, Fitty!

    Lots of good info on this forum to help...

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    BIG old NC welcome ... be careful in CO ... thar be "Cannibals" in them thar hills!


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    Welcome, Fitty, just read on, and before you know it, you'll have not one, but two or more hammocks for your trip!


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    Awesome - more and more members from CO...the winter hang should be great this year! (Jan-Feb timeframe)

    You may not need a pad, but you'll need some kind of insulation on bottom. Check here for the basics:
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockCampingWarm.html
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    Welcome to HF from Bama. Follow JustJeff's advice and check out his site. Also don't for get to check out the 10 part video series from Shug, very entertaining and informative!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    be careful in CO ... thar be "Cannibals" in them thar hills!

    Don't listen to him. As long as you always carry an extra Snickers Bar, you'll be safe.

    I have a few hammocks laying around. If you are interested in a specific hammock, or two, I probably have one that you are welcome to try out before you go spend money on one. If you want to come over to our place, I'll be happy to set them up for you. You are even welcome to 'camp' on our property to try one overnight. PM me if interested.

    In any case, welcome to the Forums!
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    Just watch out for the donkeys.
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    Welcome to the forums this is the right place to learn about hammocks.
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    Thanks for all the replies!

    Jeff, I appreciate the link - I will read that.

    Cannibal - I'm sending you a PM.

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