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    Another NC noob

    Another NC noob here from the Outer Banks.

    Most of my trips are kayak camping in coastal North Carolina. Another favorite spot is Minnesota's Boundary Waters and Canada's Quetico Wilderness. All are great spots for a hammock.

    I am about to make my first hammock purchase. Think I've narrowed it down to a Hennesy or Warbonnet. Came here to learn if I've missed anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obxh2o View Post
    Another NC noob here from the Outer Banks.

    Most of my trips are kayak camping in coastal North Carolina. Another favorite spot is Minnesota's Boundary Waters and Canada's Quetico Wilderness. All are great spots for a hammock.

    I am about to make my first hammock purchase. Think I've narrowed it down to a Hennesy or Warbonnet. Came here to learn if I've missed anything.
    Hard to go wrong with a Warbonnet Blackbird (my hammock of choice)! Then you get to think about swapping out the suspension, decide on bottom insulation, tarp, etc. If you haven't done so already, spend some time laughing and learning with Shug's videos HERE.

    Oh yes, and WELCOME!!
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    Welcome to HF

    Hi, and welcome to HF. Tons of info and links here. Be sure to youtube hammock stuff and enjoy learning from Shug and the gang. Luv my WBBB & other WB gear. Hope to hear more about your adventures.

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    ....Welcome!

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    Welcome to the forums. WBBBs are hard to beat by anyones standards.
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    Wow! Thanks for the welcome, y'all.

    I've only watched one of Shug's videos (they're classics!), but I can already tell that I've found a great new place to indulge my gear-aholic tendencies.

    Having been raised in Minnesota, I loved Shug's demonstration of mosquito netting in the middle of a Minnesota winter day. Great entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obxh2o View Post
    Wow! Thanks for the welcome, y'all.

    I've only watched one of Shug's videos (they're classics!), but I can already tell that I've found a great new place to indulge my gear-aholic tendencies.

    Having been raised in Minnesota, I loved Shug's demonstration of mosquito netting in the middle of a Minnesota winter day. Great entertainment.
    UH OH ... only one? Tisk Tisk Tisk ... better get busy ... there's a 6 Shug Video minimum!!

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    Welcome to HF! Glad you could join us.

    I'd like to do a coastal kayak trip out there sometime.

    A friend of mine and I have been talking about kayak camping at Bear Island for over 10 years now. I guess we'll get there at some point. Maybe.


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    Welcome to OBX from IBX. Glad to have you aboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Welcome to HF! Glad you could join us.

    A friend of mine and I have been talking about kayak camping at Bear Island for over 10 years now. I guess we'll get there at some point. Maybe.
    NCPat -- Bear Island is one of my favorites for base camping. Not a good place for hammocks, though. I doubt there is a tree over three feet tall on the entire island.

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