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    New Member Dunk's Avatar
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    just moved up from the world of bivi bags and muddy floors

    Hi guys, just come over to the hammock 'thing' recently after many years of looking in from the ground-dwelling bivi bag + tarp life. I picked up 2 models to be trying out: the DD Travel and the Nomad's Land XXL. I'll keep you all informed of my findings up in the air, share any pics/vids and keep on reading all the info here.

    Dunk

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    Welcome!

    I have a rugged nephew, a former Outward Bound instructor, who says he has perfected his rig, using bivvy and tarp. I've kinda been expecting to hear from him one of these days, but nothing yet!

    - MacEntyre
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    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hammocks. I was a ground dweller for many years, did'nt know what I was missing.

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    Mr. Arrowhead pgibson's Avatar
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    Welcome Dunk Glad to have you hanging around. Much better than writhing around on the ground in pain from the tree root in your back.
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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    A hammock is just a bivy for someone smart enough not to lay on the ground anymore.
    NO SNIVELING!
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    Welcome to HF, glad to have you on board!

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    Senior Member Harpo63's Avatar
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    I progressed from tenting to loving the simplicity of a bivy/tarp, until I bought one of the original hennesey hammocks from REI on a lark and doh! my back didnt hurt anymore! That was the end of the ground. Like has been said, the hammock is a bivy/tarp levitating off the ground!

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    Senior Member lazy river road's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    A hammock is just a bivy for someone smart enough not to lay on the ground anymore.
    LOL SGT Rock thats a great explanation of a hammock it really cracked me up LOL. And dunk welcome to the world above ground. Enjoy the new found comfort of sleeping in a bivy hung from two trees instead of on the ground.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    Welcome to the trees! You will never regret leaving the ground.
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