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    Heyo - New hanger from PA

    How's it hangin guys? I've been lurking around for a week now and I've fallen in love with the idea of camping in a hammock. I was loading my pack for a trip last week and as I lifted my tent to pack it away I looked at it and wondered why I had to hump such a bulky pain-in-the-A around on my back just to have a comfortable night's sleep in the wilderness. You fine folks (especially shug's 10-part mini series on how to hang for newbs) have convinced me that the hammock might be the solution I'm looking for.

    I'm planning on purchasing an ENO doublenest as my first hammock. I've read most of the threads about suspension (no slapstraps) and tarp/TQ/UQ options but any general advice/words of wisdom/encouragement you'd like to pass along would be more than welcome.

    A bit about myself:
    I live in the heart of Philadelphia, so I'm a total concrete warrior. Don't have much opportunity to sleep out without a readily accessible state park (for the guys in PA I love Nockamixon which is close but still an hour away) but I feel like the hammock might offer more in terms of versatility and "stealth" so that I might actually be able to go down to one of the smaller local parks and sneak a night out without actually being seen. Anyways, I'm gonna stop talking and finish this order on Amazon. Good to be here.

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    yo joehasbeard,
    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.

    >_please add your name to the world wide H F member location list_<


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    Welcome from across the river. Lots to learn hear from some knowledgeable folks.
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    Senior Member The RidgeRunner's Avatar
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    Hey from Williamsport!!!
    Experts are the ones who think they know everything. Geniuses are the ones who know they don't.

    Gather round your hearts the tinder,
    lay the oak and pine together,
    kindle all that is within you with a warm and cheerful spirit.

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    Hello from Conshy!! (you are probably the only one who knows where that is...)

    Lots of us around the area. I hike and hang on the north section of Fairmont Park (Bell's Mill area). Nothing overnight, but a great place to get away for the day.

    Welcome to the insanity.

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    Member joehasbeard's Avatar
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    haha i definitely do vagabond, i record with my band up in conshy at studio 4 (in the basement of the pub). Are there any good overnight places around here?

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