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    Newb from Western Ky.

    Hi everyone,
    Been reading here for a couple of months. I'm new to forums as well as hanging so I may goof some on posting.
    I've been a ground dweller for almost 20 years as I motorcycle camped across the US. Spent most of my time in a Cabela's Northstar Bivy tent on a Thermarest Camplite pad.
    After buying a ENO singlenest with slapstaps and hanging for an afternoon at Land Between the Lakes I was hooked. I found White Blaze forum first and was reading there when a poster mentioned Hammock Forums. After checking the place out I've been reading daily.
    I decided to stay with ENO because I liked the modular system they had and I could buy locally. I was all ready to get everything I needed for a trip to South San Juan Mtns.for an Aug trip. When I got to my local store they had just had a sale and everthing was GONE! So I got on line and ordered a Doublenest One Link with the Pro Fly. I also bought some polyester straps after reading how much the ENO straps stretched.
    After everthing arrived I removed the caribiners and hung from the straps with marlin spike hitches (Thanks Shug for clear videos - so much fun!!) My first hang in Colorado was a 28* night. I used my Therma rest pad in my Coleman Peak 1 bag. Got cold just before dawn only because I didn't have on my fleece pants. After putting them on I was good. Next two nights were also right at freezing. Good intro to hanging, huh?
    Been hanging somewhere around home for at least an hour each day! Loving it!
    Be seeing ya'll 'round!

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    Senior Member Southpaw's Avatar
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    Howdy from just south of you in Nashville. I have been meaning to get up to LBL and camp a little. How is it for hanging?

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    Hi Southpaw, I'm a lefty myself. One of those in their "right" mind.

    Lots of places to hang between and around the lakes. I have been taking breaks from working on my daughters house at the picnic area at Lake Barkley Resort. The trees are starting to turn and it is a great way to relax out amongst them.

    Was hoping to make the Merriweather/Lewis hang and meet some of you. It's my wife's birthday weekend and my daughters fall break (she's a teacher) so I probably won't make it. Maybe next time!

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    Senior Member Southpaw's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by EZ-E View Post
    Hi Southpaw, I'm a lefty myself. One of those in their "right" mind.

    Lots of places to hang between and around the lakes. I have been taking breaks from working on my daughters house at the picnic area at Lake Barkley Resort. The trees are starting to turn and it is a great way to relax out amongst them.

    Was hoping to make the Merriweather/Lewis hang and meet some of you. It's my wife's birthday weekend and my daughters fall break (she's a teacher) so I probably won't make it. Maybe next time!
    Cool, I really like it up there. I am originally from Glasgow, not to far from Hop town, and my aunt and uncle live in Elkton real close to you. I have not been to LBL since I was a kid though. Maybe sometime we get a campout going there.

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome to the forum from west Texas.

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    Welcome from your Northern neighbor.

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    Hi everybody!

    Southpaw, LBL would be a great place for a group hang. Beautiful fall colors or swimming at Lake Barkley in summer.
    I'd like to go to a few before commiting to putting one on though. Be glad to help if you want to take lead
    2 trees, 2 straps, 2 minutes.., 2 comfy 2 care

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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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    Hello and Welcome to the HF from Canada!
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