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    New Member LJDellar's Avatar
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    Smile Hi from Norfolk in the UK

    Hi all danglers.

    I got into hammock camping three years ago when, at the age of 47, I went up to Scotland with my eldest son to walk the West Highland Way.

    I noticed two things:

    1) I am now getting too old and achey to sleep on the ground, even with a top of the range Thermarest and a good down bag.

    2) There's a helluva lotta trees in Scotland.

    So I went looking for a hammock.

    The price of a Hennesey (the only good camping hammock you could buy in the UK at the time) was around 100 ($170) which is more than a decent one-man tent. Then I discovered DD Hammocks. For 22 I got a hammock with a built-in mosquito net, thermal pad sleeve and for another 10 I got a rip-stop nylon poncho. Since then I have never considered sleeping on the ground again.

    I was looking around yesterday for a snakeskin for the hammock and discovered your site. There seems to be no such community in the UK at all. Guess I'll have to start one myself...

    I look forward to swapping gear tips and pictures in future.

    LJ

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    Welcome to HF we are glad that you discovered us and decided to join. Check out he google user map feature on the home page. There quite a few members from the UK. Perhaps they will chime in when they see your post. If you get time check out Shug's and Grizz's video on here. They hold a wealth of information and make you alugh at the same time.
    Last edited by Poppabear; 11-23-2010 at 08:30.
    Terry

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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from across the pond..............We are glad that you found us out here on the WWW. There are more UK hangers on this site than you may think and I know they will chime in soon. Follow Poppabears advice and check out the listed videos and DIY section for ideas on gear.
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    New Member Dunk's Avatar
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    Hi LJ, there are a few of us from the UK over here on this site, most are usually on BCUK also. I found the same thing as you regarding sleeping out: even a super thick Thermarest isn't as comfy as a hammock. There's a world of info over here on HF, and many hours' worth of reading.

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    New Member CamWaite's Avatar
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    Hey LJDellar
    As Dunk said there are a few of us here in the UK, and I don't think I've encountered you yet Dunk so this is a hello to you both, and also an invitation to a possible New Forest/North-South Downs hangout next spring if anyone is interested: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=24624. And just you hang around here I haven't been here long and they have already educated me on the benefits of such things as whoopie slings and UQ's and opened my eyes (and wallet) to a whole new world!
    Cheers

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    Hi LJ, welcome to HF from sunny Peterboghorror.

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    Howdy, LJ! Glad you've joined us and welcome! This is a great forum, filled with a lot of nice and knowledgeable folks. Can't wait to hear about your adventures in hangin'.

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    New Member Darwin's Avatar
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    Hi from the south of england

    hi fellow hanger,
    i hail from hampshire in the far south of our wonderful country,im also with a few other website's the main one apart from this one is :www.stoneagebushcraft.co.uk ,we are mostly tree hangers but have a few floor dwellers,check out the website join if you fancy chatting about all aspects of bushcraft ,survival, wild foods just to mention a few.

    happy hanging

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