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    Hello from NWGA

    My name is Scott but my friends call me Burley. I got that nickname several years ago when my crew leader on the pipe maintenance crew at the County Water Dept was in a hurry and ran into me. He dropped his clipboard, fell over and as he was getting up remarked "well, ya big, burley *******...". Everyone else on the crew laughingly witnessed the event and ever since, I've been "Burley". I have a JRB Bridge hammock(acquired winter of 2011) that I love dearly which replaced my nylon mesh hammock I used for years. I am a DIYer and will probably ask many questions and possibly contribute a few good answers. I'm 41 with bad knees so ultralight is my new philosophy. I love camping in the North GA mountains and up through the Smokies on the AT. I once heard someone I respect very much say "I am a woodsman who doesn't spend enough time in the woods." That rung my bell and have been trying to correct that problem ever since.

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    Welcome to the family. Glad to help if I can, I do not know very much. I am still learning this.

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    Hey Scott! Welcome from Cherokee County

    I'm a few yrs older & ultra light has quickly come into my vocabulary - especially with a lower back that has a mind of its own.

    Hope to see you out on the trails - enjoy the forum!

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    Welcome, from Gadsden,Al. I like those north Georgia mountains too. My boys and I were up there last week, hiking the Pinhoti/ Benton MacCaye from Dyer Gap to Peeples Lake Road. Beautiful country.

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    Welcome from Hall county I'm a noob here and learning from all the great experience here. A great bunch. Enjoy!!!
    Cecilg

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    Welcome to HF!

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    Burleyolebear:
    Welcome to HF from another Bama hanger............there are several regional group hangs in the next few months. There is one in TN(Mid-West TN Hang) happening May 20as well as the one in NE Bama(Walls of Jericho) happening June 3-5. Don't forget to check out the DIY section and ask all the questions you need.......
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    Welcome from central Alabama, great place to hang out here on the forums!!
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    Welcome from Indiana. You're gonna like it here.
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    Welcome from Rome!

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