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    New Member HuskyHiker's Avatar
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    greetings from western ma...

    Hello everyone, my name is jim and i am a new hanger. A few months ago i bought an eno hammock to take along with me on day hikes I loved it. Recently i acquired a warbonnet blackbird hammock that i am using for the first time tonight. I am in it now as i type this message. So far i love it! I will see how tonight goes it is supposed to stay in the sixty's so keeping warm tonight should be easy. Well I just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks for all the great info here. My next up is figuring out quilts in pads and what's best for me...

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    Burning at both ends Dblcorona's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard and nice choice.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

    -- Finis Mitchell,

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    Welcome to HF and what a way to introduce yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, come on!!!!!! From the Blackbird no less..................nice intro and good luck tonight staying warm.
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    New Member HuskyHiker's Avatar
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    Well, the night went good... Got chilly a couple times but other than that super comfy.

    I tried out my blue walmart pad this morning and it seems ok. Is a GG (or the like) pad much better or different? I picture it to be softer and more pliable. Also I used some junk guylines to get a feel for length, I think I am going to go with 5 feet and maybe carry a couple longer ones for an awning setup, I have the superfly, how does that sound for lengths?

    My first set up attempt I used some tree that were maybe 20-25 feet apart and I just could not get things right, I quickly gave up and found some trees closer together... here are some pics of my set up last night...

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    P9251130.jpg - P9251128.jpg

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    Senior Member Otis_Hiker's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from a fellow Western MA'er...dig through the bottom/top insulation forum, plenty plenty of info out there to answer all your questions!
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    Welcome to HF. Looks like you have some mighty fine equipment.
    Terry

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    welcome!!

    Welcome to the HF!!

    Were in WMass are you located?? Grew up in Greenfield and still make it back 2-3 times a years. Maybe next time up, we can "Hang out".

    Enjoy the site!

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    New Member HuskyHiker's Avatar
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    I'm from Northampton... always up for a trip PM me next time you are in the area...

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