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    Exclamation Looking for pictures to promote hammock camping, in my REI clinic

    Show off for REI, the more pictures I get the more impressed the higher ups will be and the better chances are of getting more hammock stuff on the floors are REI, I would like to see hammocks promoted at every stores backpacking clinics, new backpackers should see just how good a hammock can be.

    I'm looking for the coolest pictures on this forum for REI to get people fired up about about hammock camping, I need the pictures with cool scenery around the hammock and shots with lots of hammocks, some hammocks in crazy and cool locations that can be picked out in the shot, basicly any hammock shot that is ultra cool.

    No posters, advertisements or publications, just used to get staff fired up and to be used for backpacking clinics to impress new backpackers who don't think of hammocks and have no idea what such a thing would be like
    Last edited by bmwrider; 08-10-2011 at 13:27.

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    heres one i took for the extreme challenge thread.


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    Senior Member bmwrider's Avatar
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    thats a cool pic, thanks

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    Check out the gallery: http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/index.php

    REI needs to buff up the inventory and give some floor space to hammocks in operating mode. If they are going to sell hammocks, they need the tarps, bug nets, and insulation to go with them. The Flagship store has a shelf of ENO's and a Hennessy or two. You can't go camping with just a basic hammock body.

    And showing hammocks in unsafe uses is irresponsible. They are designed to be used 18" off the ground. Wall climbers use them, but wear a harness at all time.

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    So I'm all for promoting responsible hammock camping, but I'm curious as to what you are planning to do with the photos. Are you showing them off to REI employees to help them understand the advantages to hammocking? Are you planning on having them turned into posters to hang in the store for customers to see? I only ask because some people may not want their photos used in an advertisement or professional publication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    So I'm all for promoting responsible hammock camping, but I'm curious as to what you are planning to do with the photos. Are you showing them off to REI employees to help them understand the advantages to hammocking? Are you planning on having them turned into posters to hang in the store for customers to see? I only ask because some people may not want their photos used in an advertisement or professional publication.

    plus 1, and this just sounds unsafe to quote the heading: "the pictures don't all have to be safe just exciting"

    - Is this even a real post (it sounds like a set up)? What is your connection with REI?

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    Hammocks are more about comfort and relaxation than excitement. Would you be interested in pics of hammocks in beautiful locations instead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricFromPortland View Post
    plus 1, and this just sounds unsafe to quote the heading: "the pictures don't all have to be safe just exciting"

    - Is this even a real post (it sounds like a set up)? What is your connection with REI?
    I believe from other posts, this gentleman works in a REI store.

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    It seems to me what they need is pictures of lumpy ground with a view and a hammock or two hanging in porch mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwrider View Post
    I'm looking for the coolest pictures on this forum for REI to get people fired up about about hammock camping, I need the pictures with cool scenery around the hammock and shots with lots of hammocks, some hammocks in crazy places (the pictures don't all have to be safe just exciting) even hangs in cool locations that can be picked out in the shot, basicly any hammock shot that is ultra cool.
    WHAAAAAAAT?!?!
    When did hammocking become an extreme sport?!
    +1 on the being irresponsible thing!

    EDIT:
    Thank you for revisiting your wording in the IP.
    Last edited by Timberrr; 08-10-2011 at 14:27. Reason: follow up to bmwrider's re-wording the IP
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    So many trees, so little time...
    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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