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    Hello from New York!

    Hello, brand spankin' new to the forums. I have been backpacking for quite a few years now, and am looking to shed the 6 pound tent, and replace it with a nice hammock system.

    One small problem. I have absolutely no idea where to start. Any suggestions? Thanks much!

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    BLUEFIN 774's Avatar
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    Hey BigFootOutdoors,

    Welcome to the club. Check out the video section and see Shug's videos on hammocks.
    Take care,
    Bluefin


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    Senior Member Ordin_Aryguy's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF's from another CNY'er.

    Ordin
    " They speak of my drinking, but never of my thirst..."

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    Well for starters just settle in with a brew or cuppa and start poking around on here.
    Become adept with the "search button"...
    Ask when perplexed.
    Get a hammock and start fooling with it.
    Have fun.
    Shug
    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....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    watch ALL of Shug's videos - (yes, all...) then you will understand, grasshopper welcome to a world of comfort & joy, BFO!
    who learns will love and not destroy
    the creature's life, the flower's joy

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    Senior Member Veto 65's Avatar
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    Just about covered by everyone here to watch Shug's videos. They are entertaining as all get out.

    Welcome to the forum from an upstater.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Another welcome to the forum from a fellow NY'er.

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    Indiana says hello and welcome.
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    welcome to HammockForums and hey from high point nc.
    there is a ton of stuff here to read, learn and ask about.
    if it's hammock related it's here or still waiting to be invented.
    hang on and have fun.

    home is where your hammock is.

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    Welcome to HF!

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