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    New Member Mapkin's Avatar
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    Hanging out in California

    Hello to you all,

    My name is Derek. I live in the San Joaquin Valley. I served in the Marine Corps as a machine gunner and have a great respect for the mountains. I am very excited to learn more knowledge about how to keep my good time coming. Thanks to you all.

    Semper Fidelis,
    MAPKIN

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    First, thank you for your service!

    Second, I encourage to spend time poking around the forums. There's a huge amount of knowledge about hammocks here. If you haven't already seen them, I recommend spending some time reviewing Shug's excellent videos HERE. These entertaining instructional videos will get you started and prompt more specific questions which you can ask in the forums.

    Welcome!!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Welcome to the forums! You have come to the right place to find out about hammocks.
    Terry

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    Welcome to the forum!
    Some of my freight hopping adventures on film over at my YouTube Channel... Oh and there is other stuff there as well!

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    Mapkin, thank you for your service to the nation from an Ol' Vietnam Puppy Pusher. Welcome to the forums. You have any questions at all, just let fly with them and you'll be astonished by the quality feedback your going to be receiving.

    Welcome Home Brother, even if you were a jar head.
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    Da Nang, RVN TET 1968 - TET 1969
    Blackie 129X

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    Welcome to HF
    A great place to hang.

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    Hey Mapkin! Welcome aboard.

    Buckle up (or more appropriately, strap down your wallet), cause it's a comfy ride!

    Everybody, Derek's a buddy of mine and is totally good people!

    But we gotta know . . . where the name Mapkin came from . . .


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    Lucky guys (both Map and Slopes), being at the "Gateway to the Sierra's!"

    Did you get to use a hammock in the USMC, or did they make ya sleep on rocks and sticks?

    Welcome to the forums ~ and thanks for your service.

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    Hammock in the Corps

    I never had any idea of the hammock life when I was in. It was all on the deck. I wish we did, I would have a better night sleep then.

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    Hey, Mapkin, I think we have a degree of separation.

    Welcome to the forum.

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