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    New in Bama

    Well I will try to keep this short. I am an Eagle Scout and now a Scoutmaster here in Northern Alabama, so at least once a month I will be camping in some form or fashion. I have always enjoyed the "piney woods" in a tent. But a few weeks ago I did a rain test with my trusty bombproof tent. It did ok, but I could not control the amount or water running under the tent. And that got me thinking, which led me to the idea of a hammock, which led me here.

    After hours and hours of reading and watching reviews, and laughing at Shug , I decided to get a hammock, underquilt and tarp.

    I considered Hennessy, Clark , and lastly this Warbonnet everyone was in love with. I wanted quality, but overall I just want to be dry and warm. So I liquidated some stuff I did not need and bought:

    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.1 DBL
    KAQ New River
    Hennessy Hex 70D tarp(weight did not bother me, and it was only $60; by this time I was running low on funds)
    Dutch clips

    I really hope these will serve me well for a long time. I know the tarp is not the best, but its big and hopefully waterproof.

    None if it is here yet, but it gives me something to look forward to. Thanks to all those that have commented on threads, posted videos and answered my emails. This is a great resource.

    Amel

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    Congrats! I just received my WBBB 1.1 Dbl on Wednesday and have slept in it two nights now in my "State Park and Campgrounds". Fantastic product. Looking forward to using it in the Sipsey.

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    I too, found ol' Shug's videos and was sucked in. He should be receiving some commission checks.

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    Welcome to HF, Amel. You will definitely like that Blackbird. I have the 1.1 dbl also. I'm in Gadsden and drive through Cullman every time I go to the Sipsey Wilderness. Here's a pictaken near Quillan Creek.
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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.
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    Welcome from the central part of the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameldrake View Post
    I am an Eagle Scout and now a Scoutmaster here in Northern Alabama, so at least once a month

    Amel
    Welcome Amel,
    Eagle Scout and becoming a Scout Master.
    What a great way to pass along what you have learned.

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    Welcome from a fellow Alabamian and a former scoutmaster. I hammock camped with my troop over thirty years ago. Congratulations on your Eagle. Well done.

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    Welcome to HF from a fellow Alabamian and fellow Eagle Scout!

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    Scouting

    Yeah being scoutmaster is great, its the same troop i grew up in. So now I get to teach the boys of the leaders that taught me. I guess thats the circle of life.

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