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    Hi from S.W. Pa

    What an amazing resource this forum is! Came to it by way of advrider.com.

    My interest in hammocks started in the late '70's, I was using one of those fishnet deals with a backpacking poncho over it, it sure beat laying on the ground for comfort and weight, even when I got cold. The technique evolved into a low hang with my pack used to level things out, no diagonal lay it that sucker.

    Next was a tent phase and car camping on boyscout trips, this felt like hoteling with my eureka timberline outfitter 6 complete with cot and Mr Heater. My sons at college now so back to the trees. Got a HH Delx Exp Asm from my wife for an anniversary gift a couple years ago (before I knew about this forum). Major upgrade from the fishnet!

    A hammock is about perfect for motorcycle camping, as you can see from the pic, I'm not the first to figure this out [Laurel Fork, WV]:

    It was a cold nite, frost on the pumpkin that morning and I forgot my bluepad.

    Here is a recent hang in Virginia, Irene came thru the following nite, first hurricane that I've hung in [east of Mt Jackson VA]:

    Had that mylar bubble rap (don't know what its called) with this trip, it came in handy to block the misting I was getting from the hard rain. Seems like I learn something on every hang.

    Since these photos and lurking on this forum I've added some brass rings and carabiners to the suspension and a continuous ridge line. Hope to repurpose an old mummy polarguard bag into an UQ, guess I need to learn to use the thread injector we have upstairs. Even using cord to suspend it I can feel the potential.

    Thanks for all the information you all share, its like getting a masters degree on hammocks.
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    Came across hammock camping through my motorcycle research myself. 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.
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    Welcome to HF from Indiana! Definitely a lot to learn here. Nice pics, looks like a good time!

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    Welcome to HF from WV!

    Been through Laurel Fork several times on bicycle, but never camped there. That is an impressive line-up of hammocks!

    Jim
    former Pittsburgher

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome aboard from Florida. Enjoy the fun!
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Gosh, you got the perfect combination there with hammocks and bikes- I bet Irene was a bit of a swinger, I think I'da been expecting the bike to blow away with her!

    Your lovely n kind wife might undertake the underquilt project herself, don't underestimate the creative power of us gals and how much we love to help out our beloved menfolk

    Great to see you on here from a fellow HF Noob, they're pretty fab folk and the forums are just amazing resources of skill and wonderment

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    Go SW PA!

    Go Steelers!

    Go Pierogies!

    Did I forget anything?
    how do you get the forest ready for the party?
    ...you spruce it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkgrips236 View Post
    Go SW PA!

    Go Steelers!

    Go Pierogies!

    Did I forget anything?
    Yunz got that rite, maybe see you dahn tahn someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboGirl View Post
    Gosh, you got the perfect combination there with hammocks and bikes- I bet Irene was a bit of a swinger, I think I'da been expecting the bike to blow away with her!

    Your lovely n kind wife might undertake the underquilt project herself, don't underestimate the creative power of us gals and how much we love to help out our beloved menfolk

    Great to see you on here from a fellow HF Noob, they're pretty fab folk and the forums are just amazing resources of skill and wonderment
    Irene hit with rain bands where I was, it would clear for a about 20 minutes then pour for an hour. Used shock cords on the tarp and it held up to the wind until morning when a stake pulled free. Actually it was double staked in series, one of the gusts must have gotten a bite from beneath. At least there was no lightening, that freaks me out when I'm in the bear pinata.

    Luckily the host of the gathering had a great steel building (like 40x75) complete with kitchen, pool table, pingpong table, hot tub, and satellite tv, it was like a bomb shelter.

    The lovely n kind wife sews less then me Maybe I'll take a class.
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