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    Howdy from Minnesota

    New Guy here, as in, I have only been browsing the forum for a few days.

    Very cool site and community.

    I am currently stationed in Forest Lake, MN. Lived my whole life somewhere near the twin cities.

    BWCA is my most frequented adventure land. Usually get up there 2-4 times a year.

    I've done a little bit of hammock camping in the last couple years. started with a piece of Tyvek, and when that wore out and failed, Tied up a simple gathered end deal with a piece of nylon I had laying around.

    I've got a thread injector, and enjoy using it.

    Always loved cordage. 1/8" amsteel was added to the arsenal last year. nice fiber.

    I'm a DIY guy to the core.

    I'm learning a lot about nice, light, efficient hang systems already on this site. I whipped up a test setup yesterday, and will share some pics sometime soon.

    Haven't constructed a bug net, or a tarp system for a hammock yet, but I am looking forward to doing so very soon.

    I am not an ultralight guy, but I do like to travel light. my fishing gear usually makes up a decent percentage of my carry weight.

    Looking forward to meeting some more cool like minded folks here, and sharing ideas and stories.

    (Also, I make some serious flashlights if anyone is into that)

    -Tom
    Last edited by Strung out; 03-30-2011 at 09:59.

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    Welcome! You've found the right place!

    Quote Originally Posted by Strung out View Post
    New Guy here, as in, I have only been browsing the forum for a few days.

    Very cool site and community.

    I am currently stationed in Forest Lake, MN. Lived my whole life somewhere near the twin cities.

    BWCA is my most frequented adventure land. Usually get up there 2-4 times a year.

    I've done a little bit of hammock camping in the last couple years. started with a piece of Tyvek, and when that wore out and failed, Tied up a simple gathered end deal with a piece of nylon I had laying around.

    I've got a thread injector, and enjoy using it.

    Always loved cordage. 1/8" amsteel was added to the arsenal last year. nice fiber.

    I'm a DIY guy to the core.

    I'm learning a lot about nice, light, efficient hang systems already on this site. I whipped up a test setup yesterday, and will share some pics sometime soon.

    Haven't constructed a bug net, or a tarp system for a hammock yet, but I am looking forward to doing so very soon.

    I am not an ultralight guy, but I do like to travel light. my fishing gear usually makes up a decent percentage of my carry weight.

    Looking forward to meeting some more cool like minded folks here, and sharing ideas and stories.

    -Tom
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Senior Member backpackingZombie's Avatar
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    Welcome to the group! There's a good amount of MN guys that have joined lately, including myself

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    Welcome to HF....DIY is highly praised around here!
    Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

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    A Whooooo Buddy Minnesota You-Betcha Welcome....
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    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
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    Welcome from 15 miles north of Duluth.

    If your lucky enough to be outdoors, your lucky enough!


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    Senior Member MrGreen's Avatar
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    Enjoy the knowledge !
    Meka Leka Hi Meka Hiney Ho ~ Jambi

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    And welcome from Lino Lakes, 9 miles south of you!

    -Greg H

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    Welcome to HF
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    Welcome to HF! It's an awesome place doncha know!

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