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    New Member 2.ooohhh's Avatar
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    It's True I've finally converted

    Hi,

    I'm Erik from Nashville, TN I come from a long background of campers/scouters in middle TN, I spent many years on my therm-a-rest toughing it out camping all over the US and Canada. On a recent week long trek to the beach in SC my wife bought us a hammock to set up in our site. I didn't spend any significant time in it until the last day of our trip. I got in and awoke a few hours later strangely refreshed, my back didn't hurt, nor did my shoulder and I felt amazing. This is rather uncommon as I've had several prior back and shoulder surgeries due to a motorcycle accident back when I was younger and invincible.

    The hammock is a Camper by Bliss Hammocks we picked up on clearance for less than $20 in a souvenir shop.

    Below are some pics of our first setup using my Kelty Noah's 12 and some retired climbing webbing to string it up. Who knew it would send me to the web as soon as I got home to research ways to make it even better!





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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Bama.................now that you have seen the effects of "hamging" around, enjoy your time with us and enjoy the search for more information on this obsession, err ahh I mean hobby!!!!!!!!!!
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Senior Member Bearpaw's Avatar
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    Welcome to the fold! You can learn tons of information that will make your hanging all the better here.

    You can also learn tons from going to a hammock hang. In the Nashville area, Neo's hang at Meriwether Lewis National Monument is a good option. The next one is the last weekend in October. It is a great chance to meet other hangers, check out different hammocks, styles of suspension, tarps, pad arrangements, and underquilts. It's also a good time to camp, relax, hike, and enjoy some great campfire cooking!

    There is a hang this weekend in Hot Springs, NC also. It's probably short notice, but is worth knowing about, especially since there may be another hang either in October or next Spring.

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    Senior Member Silverlion's Avatar
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    Welcome to the craze from Oregon!
    We must all learn to live together as brothers--or we will all perish together as fools. MLK

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    Welcome to the wonderful world above the ground!
    Terry

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    New Member jabo's Avatar
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    Dude, run while you can still get away. This place is addicting and all the cool stuff will make you spend a lot of money. It is too late for me, but save yourself.

    Seriously, welcome.

    Jamie

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    This place is addicting
    Its only addicting if you are trying to stop.

    Weclome to the madness.

    Before long your lonley hammock will have company.
    Merchants Mill Pond SP Swamp Hang

    www.neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    Hammock Gear Time Line ..............Hammock Friendly Sites in NC

    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
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    Welcome to the happy hangin club
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Senior Member wirerat123's Avatar
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    Welcome From North Alabama! as the saying goes, It certainly beats the ground.
    Fulfillment is living a life that makes the lives of others worth living.
    DIY is addicting and fulfilling!
    "If guns kill people, then pencils mispell words, cars cause people to drink and drive, and spoons made Rosie O'donnell fat."

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