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    converted teen hello's!

    hello hammock forum members! ive been here for a while but never formally said hello and was feeling a little guilty. Im 16, and live in Bangor maine, so have lots of experience in the woods! ive been camping and hiking since i was a wee little lad, and have always been a tent camper witht he family, since we never backpack, and often take canoe camping trips up in the allagash river.
    I have a friend who was given an ENO dbl a while back as a gift and i saw it and thought it was "top of the line-only thing out there" for sleeping in hammock, and eventually picked one up myself. found shugs videos which directed me here soon after all this and have done quite a bit of reading on this site (ALOT!) and would just love to say thanks for all of the great help and for being such a vast wealth of knowledge!
    I currently hang in an eno double nest (great fit for a 6'1" 155 lbs) and eno gaurdian bug net. Being a 16 year old without a job, i have a very very small budget, so am about to purchase a 9x9 campmor nylon coated tarp for very very cheap. I have yet to aquire an underquilt or top quilt, but since i do come from a family with loads of camping experience, ive got pleanty of sleeping bag options as well as a number of thermarest and other pads. hope to actually get out and do some camping in the hammock this year, as it will be my first summer with a setup, and have yet to use it for more then backyard hangin and a few indoor hangs. Well wish me luck on this great adventure of hammock camping! goodbye for now, Convertee

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    Senior Member NewtonGT's Avatar
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    welcome from SC and a 19 year old who feels you on the tight budget
    Dale Gribble: I'm thinking, "new hammock." For me, laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure.

    Randy : yea but just remember yer roots and where ya come from....you got Hennessy in yer blood son......

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    welcome! Geez 6'1" 16 yr old didn't use to be so common! Enjoy the forums, and low on cash just means you need to keep a lookout on the For Sale threads for good deals. Good Luck
    What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. - C.S. Lewis

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    Howdy, Con. Welcome to a great place for learning and sharing. I, too, am always watching my pennies. You can pick up a lot of good camping gear and materials for DIY projects at thrift stores, rummage sales and military surplus stores. Particularly at rummage sales and garage sales, you can pick up stuff super cheap! Good luck and welcome again!
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    ...in the trees too long Rilmoigan's Avatar
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    Welcome!

    -from 'up the road' in Kenduskeag.
    "The green earth, say you? That is itself a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day." -Aragorn, 'The Two Towers' by J.R.R. Tolkien

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    welcome to the madness
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    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    Hey convertee!

    I'm in about the same position as you. 17, 6'3", with no job. I've learned that if you convert a few friends, it really helps. I paired up with one friend to buy DIY supplies, and it just so happens that she has a thread injector and knows how to use it!

    Welcome to HF, and I hope you learn a lot and contribute even more!
    Be like Bob

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    Welcome from another teen!
    "Get busy living, or get busy dying."


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    you boys are lucky to have discovered this forum so young- it will extend and enhance your camping hiking experiences for many years to come. Welcome! (and on the budget concerns +1 on the thrift/garage sales, and the DIY forum...always remember; thread injectors are for gear making, sewing machines are for clothing.) KM

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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    Shug says Hey and Whooooo Buddy young feller.......
    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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