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    Member Werespaz's Avatar
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    New hanger in Colorado

    Hey folks. I've been lurking around here for a while and sponging off the wealth of information here so I figured I'd finally introduce myself.

    I bought a Grand Trunk double for a camping trip because I'd injured my foot and need a comfy place to read while everyone else went hiking. I spent the whole day reading and napping in it with no discomfort at all. Normally I can't sit or lay in one place for that long, so this is what clued me in to hammocking.

    I've got a couple of orders for some additional gear and plan on working my way up to making my own down UQ, so I'll probably be asking lots of questions.

    Thanks for being so awesome everyone!

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome to another Colorado hanger!
    Don't leave us hanging ( get it?), what other gear to you have coming?
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    Hello and welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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    Welcome to the forum from west Texas!

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    Member Werespaz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Welcome to another Colorado hanger!
    Don't leave us hanging ( get it?), what other gear to you have coming?
    Doh! Good point, forgot to totally say what I got! Well, I ordered a Mamajamba from Warbonnet (figured I'd keep it local - also had great prices) and I've got a set of whoopie slings and other assorted bits for projects coming from Arrowhead Equipment (thread, mitten hooks, amsteel and such).

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    Member Werespaz's Avatar
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    Also, I made DIY tree straps out of 1" webbing from a local store and just bought a couple of tent pole repair thingys to use as toggles. I've found that using my thermarest pad and a regular sleeping bag is adequate, but sub-optimal, so an underquilt is my next major project.

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    From The Louisiana Swampland.

    OOPs. Wrong place.Need to back out from here.

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    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
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    Welcome and look forward to hearing more...

    +1 on an UQ being better than a pad.

    Next, try a TQ, it is so much better than a sleeping bag. For the record, I used a sleeping bag and/or liner for the past year, so they are better than sleeping in a tent.

    Be sure to post and tell us all about it!

    Oh yea, welcome to the madness
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    Welcome to HF from Bama..........you have come to the right place for all things hammock related. Good luck in your quest for downy warmth in the hammock.
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