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    Greetings from North Carolina

    Hey y'all! My name is Steve. I am a 46 yo happily married Father of two good sons. I live in a small town called Newell, and work for a local college. I am a BSA Cub Scout Den leader, and our Packs Outdoor Director so we have become a fairly active family when it comes to the realm of tent camping.

    But recently, I became a Leave No Trace Trainer, and so I have found myself doing a lot more hiking than before. Pack Weight is a big issue for me, as I had back surgery last year for a ruptured L5 (In retrospect, all that stage diving and sheet rock work when I was 20 might not have been a good idea after all), so I have been toying with the idea of a hammock for the last 4 months.

    I finally took the proverbial plunge a week ago, when my oldest son borrowed my 2 man tent for him and a friend to use at Weblo Resident camp. I was on staff for camp, so I needed something to sleep in, and since it was perpetually 98 degrees with a heat index of 105 last week, I thought this was the perfect time for a hammock.

    Well, I have to say it was unbearably hot, even at 3 in the morning, but I have never woken up from a nights camping and felt so refreshed -and pain free- in my life!

    Aside from that, I love to read, have a terrible addiction to coffee, love spending as much time as I can in the NC mountains, and I am a worthless font of information on WWII.

    So here I am now, hooked on hammocks, and wanting to know more!

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    Welcome from a fellow scouter in Durham (Troop 423).

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    Welcome Keystone. Lots of good info here. I still have not seen all the stuff and I have been spending a lot to time here lately. Everyone is friendly and helpful. It will sometimes help to do a search before asking a question, but if you can't find it in search, just ask away. Someone will help you out

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    Welcome neighbor, and scouting brother ASM with T503 17yrs. and counting. There is a growing number of HF members in the Charlotte area.

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    Welcome Steve you`ve come to the right place.
    Each one must learn for himself the highest wisdom.
    It cannot be taught in words... Men who work cannot dream, and wisdom comes to us in dreams. -Smohalla, Wanapam


    The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
    -Teton Sioux oral tradition

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    welcome to the madness form the warm and humid NC coast
    Merchants Mill Pond SP Swamp Hang

    www.neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    Hammock Gear Time Line ..............Hammock Friendly Sites in NC

    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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    Welcome from the friendly and toasty west Texas.

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    welcome to Hammock Forums 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 to "THE" Hammock Forum!!!!
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    Welcome from just south of Winston-Salem.
    You'll find quite a few here have backs that have been rode hard & put up wet & have found hammocks to be the perfect choice for camping in comfort. Sleeping at home too.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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