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    Convert from Minnesota!

    Advice anyone?

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    Senior Member Lonely Raven's Avatar
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    Yeah, type more words!

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    First, Welcome to HF!! My new wife is from Mankato. We got married on July 31st at Sibley Park. Do you know the Brosnans?

    Anyway, use the search feature to look up topics and lurk around for a while, you'll pick up a ton of info. I would also suggest watching Shug's videos on Youtube.

    Again, welcome to the madness!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackpackingBoomer View Post
    Advice anyone?
    Whoooo buddy- that's a loaded question!

    Welcome to the forum! You will find PLENTY of advice here. The members here discourse about many topics, pieces of gear, brands, manufacturers, DIY gear, physics, mathematics, chemistry, current events, sales, mishaps, adventures and more.

    So........ where would you like to start? My first piece of advice: start with the "Helpful Hammock Articles" section at the top of the page. If you've not used camping hammocks before, that will get you familiar with the terminology. As you think of questions, use the search and FAQ functions to check the archives. It is almost guaranteed to be covered!
    Second, if you like videos: Shug's vids are an awesome way to start. Begin here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7NZVqpBUV0

    After that, post your questions and bask in the collective wisdom of the group, who will often point you in three different directions. Last piece of advice: the phrases "YMMV" and "HYOH" are used often- embrace them.

    And- happy hanging!

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    Hi there ... Welcome to the forum ... As you hang here you will find out a ton of information and learn about a ton of products that you will want to buy. Dig in it's going to be a fun ride.
    Questtrek
    "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks". John Muir.

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    Welcome to HF from Bama..............now that the intro is out of the way, let's get to the asked question.

    Advice............run now, you have not been sucked into the madness!!!!!!

    If you decided that you want to know more, then I suggest that you follow the above advice from the other forum members. The forum is a great place for anyone seeking knowledge about outdoor camping hammocks. The people of the forum are second to none!!!!!! Please, take your time and ask as many questions as you need to. Good luck and good hanging!!!!!!
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Yeah, ditto what they all said. And welcome to a neighbor from the north from a flatlander Iowegian. Hang onto your check book and credit cards, yer gonna get the "fever" bad reading HF. Just too many neat gizmos that ya "gotta have"

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    Welcome to the forum! I found the stickies at the beginning of each section to be extremely helpful when I was first trying to decide what direction I wanted to go.

    Also, I spent an inordinate amount of time sponging info the first couple of weeks--a lot of time. So if you are married you can do one of two things: limit the amount of time you spend reading, and spread it out over time (an impossibility for me--I geek out about stuff like this). Or you can try to turn off your ability to detect sarcasm. Some personal examples...

    Missus (after observing me log on to HF): So I see you are with your new mistress again.
    Me: Nope. Just reading about hammocks, dear.

    Missus: Has all your research gotten you closer to a solution for world peace yet?
    Me: Nope. Just reading about hammocks, dear.

    Missus: So. After ALL this time, you've finally figured out how to keep some fabric up in the air... Congratulations.
    Me: Actually, I haven't figured out the suspension yet, but thanks for the encouragement.

    Feel free to use any of these if needed, and enjoy geeking out--it's half the fun
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackpackingBoomer View Post
    Advice anyone?
    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
    Yeah, type more words!
    Quote Originally Posted by RootCause View Post
    Whoooo buddy- that's a loaded question!
    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in an old Ford car
    'Cause an old Ford car won't get that far

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a ping pong ball
    'Cause a ping pong ball is much too small

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a limousine
    'Cause the Lord ain't got no gasoline

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a Sabre Jet
    'Cause the Lord ain't got no runways yet

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a Girl Scout's arms
    'Cause the Lord don't fall for those feminine charms

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a rocking chair
    'Cause the Lord don't want no lazybones there

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a wicker chair
    'Cause the Lord don't want no baskets there

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a biscuit tin
    'Cause a biscuit tin's got biscuits in

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in an apple tree
    'Cause an apple tree's got roots you see

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven on roller skates
    You'd roll right by them Pearly Gates

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven on a Honda bike
    'Cause you'll get halfway, then you'll have to hike

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in our row boat
    'Cause our row boat won't even float.

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in dirty jeans
    'Cause heaven's got no washing machines.

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven on a pair of skis
    You'll shuss right through St. Peter's knees.

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven on water skis
    'Cause the angels don't like hairy knees

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven with powder and paint
    'Cause it makes you look like what you ain't

    Oh, you can't get to Heaven in a strapless gown
    'Cause that gown thing might fall right down

    Oh I want to go to heaven, and I want to do it right
    So I'll go up to heaven all dressed in white

    Oh one fine day, and it won't be long
    You'll look for me, and I'll be gone

    And if you get to heaven before I do
    Just drill a hole and pull me through

    But if I get to heaven before you do
    I'll drill a hole and spit on you

    Well if I get to heaven, before you do
    I'll plug that hole, with shavings and glue

    That's all there is, there is no more
    St. Peter said, as he shut the door

    Oh there's one more thing I forgot to tell
    If you don't go to heaven, you'll go to...bed

    And that's the end, St. Peter said, Iím done with this talk
    As he closed the gates, And went to HIS hammock.

    There is a ps here, that you'all should know
    That all the above is just a bunch of snow

    There is only one way, to get to heaven
    And that is to absolutely: accept no Leaven

    So Iíve been told.

    You asked
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackpackingBoomer View Post
    Advice anyone?
    First welcome...

    Before the roads freeze and the mail stops in MN....get a sereous UQ....MW4.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

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