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    OutandBack's Avatar
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    New to Forum. Just wanted to say Hi

    Hi guys and gals,
    Wow, what an awesome forum. I have been trolling here for over a year and finely decided to join in the great discussions on hanging and equipment.

    A little about me.
    Retired Mechanical Engineer (aerospace industry)
    Born in Ohio, spent most of my childhood in Al and Fl (NASA Brat) kinda like an army brat. Moved to Denver CO @ 27 and have lived here every since. I'm 57 now.

    Been backpacking since Boy Scouts. Camping in Alabama is quite buggy so I started hanging at a very young age. Got my first Army jungle hammock in 1968 from a returning Vietnam Vet and have been hanging ever since.

    Here's a shot of me hanging 35 years ago in the Bob Marshall Wilderness area in Montana

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    Welcome O 'n B.
    You look good for a retired guy.

    (at least from the picture)
    Hope you enjoy the madness!
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Welcome! You mean you've been "lurking" for a year. "Trolls" are not welcome. Nice to see a hanging pioneer.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Welcome into the HF piney woods OutanBack. Think of yourself as one of the original hammock hangers. From the looks of your photo, you really don't need any help.
    Maybe you could teach us all a thing or two. Nice setup, even for an older one at that.

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    Welcome and HOWDY from Texas!
    "Once you start down the Dark Path, forever will it dominate your destiny." - Yoda


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    Welcome!

    Wow! I am curious as to what you used for bottom insulation back then. Regular sleeping pad, blue foam, therm-a-rest?

    -Mark
    -SlowBro
    "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."-Theodore Roosevelt

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    Welcome from North Texas.
    "Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
    - Mark Twain

    "Pray to God, but row for shore." - Old Proverb

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    Thanks guys for the warm welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBro View Post
    Welcome!

    Wow! I am curious as to what you used for bottom insulation back then. Regular sleeping pad, blue foam, therm-a-rest?

    -Mark
    Hi Mark,
    Ensolite in 1/2" and 5/8" had just come on the market and was the only bottom insulation offering back then.

    However I only used one when I knew it would be going below 0 F.
    I'm not really sure why I never got cold being barebacked so to speak. Maybe because I was only 22 back then or (engineering cap on) the fishnet hammocks let some of the sleeping bag protrude providing some dead air space.
    I need to find some current hanging photos these are so old school.



    Welcome into the HF piney woods OutanBack. Think of yourself as one of the original hammock hangers. From the looks of your photo, you really don't need any help.
    Maybe you could teach us all a thing or two. Nice setup, even for an older one at that.
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    Hi Islander,
    One never stops learning.
    There are so many cool camping and equipment ideas floating around this website.
    Then there's Whoooo Buddies videos that are simply priceless.
    You would not believe how many tips I have noted and want to try on my next outing.
    Last edited by OutandBack; 12-10-2010 at 07:22.

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    Welcome to the forum. Your pics are classic . . . I had forgotten about my mesh string hammock in Boy Scouts. I don't remember being cold but we were younger then!

    See you around.

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    Cool pics dude
    When life gets you down......make an underquilt!

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