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    Where was your first hang?

    Would like to hear some stories from you folks, about your first over nite hang. First impressions, funny stories.
    Surely everyone remembers the first one. I have yet to do mine, so I am exempt

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    Boy Scout Camp-out in the Philippines. 1956. On the outskirts of Subic Bay when I was 11 years old. Those in the tents would wake up with monkey tracks across their sleeping bags. Instead of sneaking around at night and loosening the tent tie out to have it suddenly collapse on the sleepers inside, us in hammocks had to check to be sure that the knot did not get replaced with a slip knot to tumble us down with.
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    My first hang

    My first hang was Lake Lila, NY, last year in the William Whitney Wilderness. Rain was coming down in sheets when we arrived, but I had my hammock set up in 3 minutes. I stayed dry as a bone through 5 inches of torrential downpour and slept like a baby that night. The next night it went down to 25 degrees and I was warm and toasty.

    I knew then I was hooked on hammocks.

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    Stagecoach Music festival '09. Party!!

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    My property. Lots of land and I was set all the way back in the rear. We had had quite a few wolves and deer run nearby that year but it had slowed and I was a distance away. When out late to my set up, finally got settled in when all of a sudden I was being attacked on the left side of the hammock. Bolted straight up as whatever animal was pouncing off and on the side. Finally got my beam on it and it was my dang cat. Figured I might be a late night meal in a bag and came to investigate. Nearly jumped out of my skin but I stuck it out. Only to be woken by power trimmers and chainsaws at 6 in the morning (a couple of hours later). Thought I was hallucinating. Seems I forgot the guys were coming real early the next day to help out and they thought they would give me a hand waking up!
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    True first overnight hanging would have been when I was around 12 or 13 on a camping trip with my church's youth group. Someone had set up a net hammock. I laid down in it middle of the afternoon and didn't wake up till the next morning.

    Of course I didn't really think of camping in a hammock until I started getting interested in backpacking and doing research led me here. Since then my first night was in my backyard. Actual overnighter was in state park nearby. Can hike in along the MST and stealth camp in one of the loops they only open on holiday weekends. Makes a nice place to stealth with power and water hook ups.
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    Linville Gorge. Rained like hell. Thunder, lightning and it didn't let up all night. Got soaked hiking in and my spare clothes did too because I did not put them in a dry bag. Didn't sleep a wink until the storm was over near daybreak. But I was warm and cozy the whole time surrounded by down. The next morning was sunshine and birds a singing and COFFEE!
    Second and third try wasn't the best but I didn't give up...I'm not a quitter. Love it now because I just had to learn all the best things that were for me! HYOH
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    Behind my parent's house in a hollow near a

    stream in a WW II surplus Army hammock. Canvas, with anti-fungal treatment.

    Mmmmmm, can you say "Aromatic?"

    I was 11 or 12, and decided to strike out for a solo night in the woods. I was scared witless most of the night.

    Jim

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    mine was this summer in mid june. me and my buddy did a 20 mile section on the AT. this was the first overnighter in hammocks for both of us. we have done plenty of weekend trips before but those were on the ground in tents. needless to say the first night was bliss. no sore shoulders, back, or hips made the next day's hike much more enjoyable.
    Hops

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    With my camping hammock: First hang would have been in the pine woods on the top of Mt. Precipice, Nazareth, Israel. First overnight hang - in some wadi just outside Kabul, Israel (between Nazareth and Akko).

    First hang in America: a little grove of trees on the edge of the Bowl in Clark Park, Philly, USA.

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