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    Greetings from Durham NC

    Wow. I mean wow. I am so overwhelmed with how much information there is here. And here I thought I was set up with my little backpacker hammock and 4mm cordage... Whoopie slings? Spike hitches? Continuous Ridgelines? Oh my gosh... Can this old dog be taught new tricks?!
    Anyway, I have always carried a hammock in the climbing pack and set it up for breaks between climbs for me and the kids. Father's day has always been my "hangin' day" and now I'm looking to hang on backpacking trips with friends. My back can't take the ground like it used to.
    So if anyone has any advice on where to start, I am ALL ears! I am a bit of a DIYer so I am not afraid to try anything. And cheap is good too, so if you have budget tips, then please indulge me...
    Ok off to peruse and ogle, and drool, and wish at all your tricks!

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    Just wanted to say a quick hello from Winston-Salem!


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
    - Mark Twain
    I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
    - John Burroughs

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    This series of "How to" vids are a great place to start.

    Welcome to HF dude!

    Fronkey

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    Welcome aboard from Florida. Yeah, olddogs can learn new tricks, I'm an imperfect example.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Welcome to the Forums 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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    Hello from a fellow Durmite. You'll find a few of here in Durham mostly in scouting. NC has a billion great places to hang.

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    Welcome to the forums from Alabama.
    Tim
    I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ~ Douglas Adams

    We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

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    Another NC welcome.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Welcome aboard. If you have any questions, or just want to check out my rig send me a PM and I'll see if we can get together for a bit of show and tell.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

    Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement. - Mark Twain

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