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    introduction

    Hi folks,
    just a quick note to introduce myself, My name is Andre and i live in british columbia, canada. I have never camped but i would like to start so i am going to do it right and go straight to a hammock without even trying a tent.

    I plan on just experimenting with it over the winter, learn all the ins and outs, and then in the spring i will start car camping with my son and perhaps an overnight hiking trip with some friends.

    I just ordered an Ultralight Backpacker A-sym for the great price of 119.00 dollars and that includes shipping from Hennessy. I purchased it through the odds and end sale on their website, the only downside is the hideous colours, purple hammock with yellow trim, blue fly with black trim. I can live with the colour scheme, especially since it is a brand new hammock for a sixty dollar savings.

    Anyway i won't post too much, i like to use the search function when i join a site. but i will post if i can't find the answers i need. I will also provide updates of my progress with the hammock. It should arrive at the end of next week or early the following week.
    Andre

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    Welcome to the site. Those are some funky colors.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Welcome and you don't have to worry about mistaking someone else's hammock for yours.

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    welcome to HF andre. good choice starting out right w/ a hammock.
    i hope you will be sure to read & ask questions when needed about anything you're not sure about.
    if you've not already seen it, be sure to check out jeff's site.
    http://www.tothewoods.net/
    lots of good info & pictures. ...tim
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Welcome to the club. I bought one of those purple hammocks for my daughter and discovered, much to my amazement, that it was just a bit lighter than the far more expensive hyperlite I had purchased previously. It may not blend into the woods well but it wil be lighter on your back and wallet.

    FreeTheWeasel

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    Hello Andre.... another West Coaster.... Hammocking in the rain isn't all that bad mate....
    What I lack in knowledge I MORE than make up for with opinions.
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    More Canukians!! I'm just one province over from you! Welcome

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    Hi guys, I'm new here but if you google my trailname you'll see I get around...I live in NW Wisconsin, camp year round, backpack and kayak camp both solo and in groups...I have LOTS of hammocks....just posted under the Clark Jungle Hammock thread...lots of good info here...I use the search engine but, should I not find what I'm looking for, I'll sure ask you experienced folks here...keep 'em hangin'...Mata

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    Welcome Andre66 and MatahariHiker. If you can't find the answer don't hesitate to ask. This is a very friendly and helpful group and there is always someone willing to share what they have learned. There is a little learning curve using hammocks, especially about staying warm. So don't be afraid to learn from what others have already learned. It can lessen the curve greatly.
    Stoikurt
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    welcome to you too mataharihiker. looking at your web shots, i see you've had lots of adventures in life!
    good to know that you already know the joys of hammocking. if we can help w/ hammocking questions, please let us know. ...tim
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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