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    New Member 4outdoor's Avatar
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    Hanging out in Lancaster, PA

    I’m new to hanging and already find myself looking for those “2 perfect trees” as I’m driving. I grin when noticing all the newly available places to sleep that previously seemed impossible to sleep over. I’m 32 y/o and have been backpacking and ground-dwelling since my first backpacking trip in 6th grade with the school’s hiking & backpacking club. Thanks Mr. Evans! My first hammock experience was actually a few years ago. It was a $30 Byer Amazonas Moskito Hammock. I believe this was on the A.T. near Boiling Springs, PA. I was amazed at how comfortable my cheapo hammock felt. I even hung a rain fly from a tent over the hammock and foolishly thought I was all set. However, it did rain. At first, the light pitter-patter of the rain subdued me further and I felt even more comfortable…which didn’t last long. The rain really started coming down after a little while and I ended up shivering the whole night in my down sleeping bag which was wet from the pool of water that accumulated inside my hammock. I pretty much gave up on the hammock until borrowing a co-worker's Hennessy for a recent trip we and others took to New Hampshire. That turned out much better; even with rain I was comfortable & dry. I’m a true believer now and finally have my own hammock. Can’t wait to learn all the tricks of the trade from ya’ll.
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    Senior Member The RidgeRunner's Avatar
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    Welcome from Williamsport.
    Experts are the ones who think they know everything. Geniuses are the ones who know they don't.

    Gather round your hearts the tinder,
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    kindle all that is within you with a warm and cheerful spirit.

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    Welcome from another Pennsylvanian!
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    Welcome from the SKOOK!!!!!

    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Wilcum now once. Lots of hangers around you.
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    Greetings and welcome to the insanity!!

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    Welcome to HF this is the right place to learn all the ticks of the trade.
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    Thanks everyone. i'm looking forward to meeting ya'll next weekend at MAHHA!

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    Wilcum frum de udder side of the reever.
    Experts are the ones who think they know everything. Geniuses are the ones who know they don't.

    Gather round your hearts the tinder,
    lay the oak and pine together,
    kindle all that is within you with a warm and cheerful spirit.

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    Welcome from this side.

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