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    Bitten by the bug, not hanging yet

    Hi, my name is Dennis and just like Bas I am from the Netherlands.
    Well, I was born and raised there, but by now I'm sufficiently yankee-fied by having lived in the US for 15 years and having obtained my citizenship here.

    I don't know what you guys put in my orange juice, but this forum is getting me hooked on hammocks, even though I have virtually no time to hike or camp, or had any exposure to hammocks before.
    Hey, after I spend a boatload of money and time on hanging, do I get to blame it all on the members of this forum? That would be awesome.

    My excuse for not having much time to go camping is a job, a wife with an even busier job and a Masters study on top of that, and 3 absolutely lovely children ages 3, 10 and 12.
    My solution is to get a hammock setup anyway and go hang in the backyard, just to get acquainted with hammocking.

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    What's up Pretbek?! Sounds like a plan - a backyard hang is still out. 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!!

    The backyard is a perfect place to start out
    and to test new gear.

    You should also consider coming to a "hang" where you can meet others on the forum and check out the different hammocks, etc.

    MAHHA is not too far for you:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ighlight=MAHHA

    Marti

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    Welcome aboard from Florida. You can enjoy your hammock every night inside.
    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 HF from TN. Sounds like you will fit right in, so you will just have to take part of the blame on yourself. Better get into the DYI section and learn how to make a few hammocks for them youngins, they will love them also

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    Welcome to the forum! Be careful with that bite. I won't heal. I hang in the backyard more than I do anywhere else.
    and then

    Check out my website www.cwhammocks.com or Find me on the YouTubes
    You can even"Like" me on facebook or follow me on Twitter @cwhammocks

    "In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies."

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    Welcome to HF from Bama.........If you feel the need to blame me for your possible addiction, I will have to tell you to get in line!!!!!!! You will be somewhere around number 8 in line, behind my daughter, signifigant other, friends and several co-workers. Be careful, once the kids see how relaxed you are they will want their own hammocks!!!!
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Welcome, You really can't go wrong with a hammock or five. It is true, everyone in your family will want one.

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    Welcome citizen, starting in the backyard could get the wife hooked or at least a couple of the kids on you side. They can be quite persuasive. And YES you can blame all of us at HF, what do you think we all due? Good luck and hope your hanging soon.
    Diz*

    "adapt, improvise, overcome" Clint Eastwood - Heart brake ridge

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    welcome to the madess

    I visited the Netherlands years ago. Very beautiful country.
    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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