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    -FiveFiveSix-'s Avatar
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    Hey From Rochester NY

    Iv been hanging around the sight for a bit, I figured it was time to introduce my self.. Iv learned alot already just from lurking, but the more I get into this, the more im sure ill have specific questions. My Gf bought me a hammock for fathers day this year (eno dn) and that pretty much started the whole ball rolling.. Im not by anymeans new to the out doors, between working, hunting and fishing I spend more time outside then indoors.. I alos enjoy camping, and It never really occured to me to use a hammock, its one of those things thats just makes too much sense I over looked it.. Currently due to the weather im stuck hanging indoors. I dont have the funds right now to set up a cold weather rig, so the livingroom will have to do.. Newbie question...Is it normal to get excited when get the "YOUR SLEEPING ON THE COUCH" speech? I almost feel bad becuse its no longer a punishment, infact I sleep better in my hammock..... Anyway, Im looking forward learning more from this site, and perhaps even offering a few good tips my self..

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    Welcome 556. There is a ton of information from some great people on here. I'm relatively new and any and all questions have been answered by this gang here. Save up those pennies for an under quilt and top quilt and get that ENO hanging outside soon.

    Syb

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    Welcome to HF from a neighbor to the east!
    Don't feel bad about enjoying being sent to the couch for "punishment"...you'll find there's a decent sized group who NEVER sleep in beds anymore.
    IMO the ENO setup is the best for getting your feet wet in the hammocking world...it's how I started. I will warn you though.....this site will test your will to not scrounge up as much hammocking gear as possible (I've only been here a few months and I've already gathered 2 hammocks, couple under quilts, and multiple tarps)
    Let the addiction begin!
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    Senior Member Moxie's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum 556. I'm here in Buffalo. Good to see another person on the forum from my area. Cheers!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis_Hiker View Post
    Welcome to HF from a neighbor to the east!
    Don't feel bad about enjoying being sent to the couch for "punishment"...you'll find there's a decent sized group who NEVER sleep in beds anymore.
    IMO the ENO setup is the best for getting your feet wet in the hammocking world...it's how I started. I will warn you though.....this site will test your will to not scrounge up as much hammocking gear as possible (I've only been here a few months and I've already gathered 2 hammocks, couple under quilts, and multiple tarps)
    Let the addiction begin!
    Im familure with how websites can influnce you, and how addicting things can get.. Im DIY kind of person, I build and fix anything and everything I can on my own. It just so happens my grandfather has and upholstry/ woodworking bussiness, so I have acess to "thread injectors" (did I use the term right?). I have already done a few mods to my eno (suspension) but I can already see my self makeing my own set up from scratch. I have much to learn, Introducing my self is the first step
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    Welcome - and remember that Brian (makes the OES MacCat tarps) goes to RIT so you could probably save on shipping for some of the best tarps around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Welcome - and remember that Brian (makes the OES MacCat tarps) goes to RIT so you could probably save on shipping for some of the best tarps around!
    Wow small world.. I actually know a few ppl who go to RIT. Ill have to look into those tarps, dose he have a website? Im like my Dryfly, but its heavy, and I can already see that in a bad strom it may keep my dry, but wont leave much room for my gear

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    http://www.outdoorequipmentsupplier.com/ - OES

    Welcome aboard... no longer near Rochester but was born there and lived in Spencerport for some years, then the Finger Lakes until the late 90's.

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    Welcome. Fellow Rochesterian here. If you camp alreay, you probably have all you need to equip yourself for a winter hang. Hammocking doesn't require "specialty" gear (except the hammock). I used mine for quite a few years with my regular camping gear even in winter. Anyway, welcome to the forum. Maybe we'll see each other on the trail someday.

    I thought Brian (OES) was at the U of R. I could be wrong, age does that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuctTape View Post
    Welcome. Fellow Rochesterian here. If you camp alreay, you probably have all you need to equip yourself for a winter hang. Hammocking doesn't require "specialty" gear (except the hammock). I used mine for quite a few years with my regular camping gear even in winter. Anyway, welcome to the forum. Maybe we'll see each other on the trail someday.

    I thought Brian (OES) was at the U of R. I could be wrong, age does that.
    yea I googled it, turns out its U of R not RIT.. I Have never really tried any winter camping before. Im sure I could pull it off, I spend a lot of time ice fishing and such so im familure with being out in the cold for long periods of time, and how to stay dry, avoid sweating ect.. Perhaps I will try a few practice hangs in the back yard in the cold to see if I can rig somthing up to keep me warm..

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