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    Senior Member JPsax's Avatar
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    Lurking no more in Miami

    Hi all, Ive been lurking the forums for about a year maybe less.

    BUT NO MORE!!

    My name is John and I live in Miami, Florida. I camp in the Big Cypress Preserve. Prime hanging spots in there so I will definitely post videos and pics. Hope to find more south florida hangers!

    MOVING ON

    Ive finally received my DD camping hammock ( a "second" I purchased for half price)

    Im hanging as I type!

    Well Im using the standard setup it comes with but Im ordering my WhoOpie Slings from Opie and am going to be making my own Mosquito Net ( its a must have in the muggy South Florida weather). Ive seen enough entries on the DIY thread to come up with a good idea for a design.

    Many MANY Thank you's to Shug!!

    Your informative videos were awesome....... and informative. Im more than positive they have helped MANY of us new guys and gals.

    Im going with the "shug setup" and I really want to get heavy into the DIY realm of hammocking ( already sewing loops into my webbing and made a few alcohol stoves.....the stoves may not be hammock related but i found out about them here)

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    Senior Member timabababaluka's Avatar
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    Oh yeah! You're well on your way

    As I'm sure you already know, there are a lot of hard core diy'ers on the forum, and an encyclopedic amount of knowledge on how to get it done. It's nice to have you out of the shadows and into the forum. I look forward to hearing all about your hangs among the cypress.
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    Don't forget that the dry "islands" in swamps are called "hammocks"... Head south on Highway 1, hang a right about Homestead area and you can be hammocking on a hammock in a couple of hours! Or hang a right around Kendall and you'll hit the area known as "The Hammocks". But you already knew that.

    Welcome!! Happy hot hangin'!

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    A Whoooo Buddy welcome.....I learned it all here and on Just Jeff's site
    Couple that with hours of messing around with it all you got some woods time logged.
    Shug
    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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    Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs

    Shug and Friends Jammin'

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    Welcome to the forums from the Palm Beaches!
    Looking forward to meeting you at some of our group outings in Florida.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Welcome to the forums from the Palm Beaches!
    Looking forward to meeting you at some of our group outings in Florida.
    I second this statement.

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    This warm welcome makes me really excited to get out there!! thank you guys and to Mad777 and Mikums hope to see you guys in a florida hang as well!! Hope there is one soon

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    Welcome to the HF from Canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Welcome from a former South FL'ian. (Couldn't take the ever increasing madness, bailed out just over 10 years ago)

    "Back in the day" I used to backpack with a hammock in "the Cypress", too. It's a great, no, it's the only way to stay above the fire ants and rising rain waters. More comfy, too.

    While I absolutely don't miss FL, I really do miss the 'Glades, if that makes sense.


    Ordin
    " They speak of my drinking, but never of my thirst..."

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