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    New poster from the Morgantown, WV area

    Well, this isn't my first post but it's close enough. I've been hiking and backpacking for 25 years with most of it in WV although I've been to VA, MD,PA, NC, TN, KY & NH. I transitioned several years ago from a traditional tent to a floorless tipi style shelter.

    I first ran onto hammock camping when I read an article back in the 90's sometime by a fellow named Peter Nyberg on using a hammock and tarp. I followed his example and got a Kelty Noah's Tarp and a Mayan style hammock from Hangouts. I tried it out on a dayhike and liked it. About that same time Hennesey started up and I bought one of their early hammocks and again tried it on a day hike. Still good. Unfortunately, at that point I was getting into tipis and with limited time I ended up selling my hammocks and tarp. Now I'm ready to transition on to hammocks at least for 3 season use. I'm seriously looking at the hammocks from Tree to Tree Trail gear and would like to purchase something soon.

    Funny thing is that in all my time in the outdoors I don't believe I've ever seen a hammock camper. Well, I'll have to change that. Looking forward to the conversations.

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    Welcome vdeal to the HF from Canada! Nice to have you here.
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    Welcome from a neighbor to the south!
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    Welcome! I'm just a bit East of you in Western Maryland. A few of us are doing a hike/hang July 13-17th at PA's Grand Canyon. If you've got the time and interest, you are welcome to join the fun! See the below thread for info...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=32788

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    Another WV guy here from the southern end of the state, Lets gooo Mountaineers!!!---oops wrong forum. Best forum on the net by far, informative nice folks around here. See ya in the hills and hollows.
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    A big welcome from Preston County. You will find what you need on this site.
    I don't think I have ever seen a hammock camper either, but then in a hammock you can camp in places tent campers would not even consider. Makes finding a place to sleep in Dolly Sods on a holiday weekend way easier!

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    Welcome... I was up your way a few years ago for a football game... Auburn vs WV... CRAZY GAME! WELCOME TO HF!

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    Country Roads,

    Where at in Preston Co.? I'm originally from the Hazelton area and still live very close to Preston Co. Surprised to see someone from there.

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    Tunnelton. I have an uncle that lives in Hazelton and a couple of friends that live at Valley Point.

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    Welcome to the forum Vdeal! I grew up in Fairmont and have spent my share of time in Morgantown. My military service brought me to Ohio and I'v made it my home away from home. I do miss them hills! I'll be back someday. Yep this one puts me at 1000!
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Please check out the link below to show your love for hammocks!www.zazzle.com/hammocklife

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