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    Hello from GA

    OK, I have been lurking in the shadows for a few weeks now and want to show my face.

    I found out about this site through a local mountain bike forum that I hang out in when someone posted about their bike-packing trip.

    I currently live in GA, but grew up in TN. I camped quite a bit with the scouts and my family while growing up, and am passing the experiences along to my family now. My dad always had a hammock stashed with the tenting equipment, but it was always used for relaxing and napping in rather than sleeping over night.

    While not a weight weenie, I do try to travel light (an RVing friend who I camp with calls the lack of Tivo, roughing it … ). I have found plenty of (well, too many) projects to start working on here. I have talked about making a hammock with each of my kiddos and they are excited as I am about getting into the hanging scene. They have each picked their favorite colors for their respective hammocks, so I am sure our camp site is going to look like some spilled a bag of Skittles.

    Thanks to all of the regulars here for the info that has been posted. I will go back into the research mode and started gathering more info for supply purchases. It will be a few months before I actually have the time to put anything to an overnight test, but I will post some pictures when the hammocks are finished.

    STinGa

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    Welcome to HF. Great ideas throughout as well as knowledge, always a learning everytime I open up the forums. You think your site will look like a bag of spilled skittles? Wait until you get into tarps, UQs & TQs, guylines, hammock socks . . .
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    Welcome from a fellow GA resident. Hope you learn everything you want to know... and maybe some things you didn't know you wanted to know. Have fun and just make friends.
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    Welcome from another Georgia resident.

    BEWARE what you read here. I've spent more time and money on stuff I've discovered I "needed" that I had no idea about until after reading the threads.

    As stated elsewhere, though, it's not an obsession unless you're trying to quit.

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    Welcome from Southern Maryland.
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    Welcome to the madness
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    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    Welcome

    Welcome from Atlanta!

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    Welcome, from the middle of the state.

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    welcome from VA

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    Welcome to HF from Bama....................don't overload on the info!!!!!!!!!!!
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