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    New Member MichiganHiker's Avatar
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    Hello from Michigan

    Just wanted to say hello to everyone and introduce myself a bit. I am a long time backpacker, writer and photographer.
    I guess I am a slow learner, but I have just embraces hammocks. Being a tarper, it was the natural way to go. But for me it had more to do with comfort and GERD, yes, that wonderful affliction when you lay flat, your stomach acid decides to take a ride up and out. It is painful, gross and a real problem for me, that is until the idea of a hammock came to mind.
    Sleeping on the ground has now become a thing of the past.
    Thanks and hello to everyone.

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    Welcome aboard from a fellow Michigander.
    Good luck,
    RED

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    Deep peace of the running wave to you.
    Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
    Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
    Deep peace without end to you.
    adapted from - ancient gaelic runes

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    Welcome to the forum from west Texas.

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    welcome,...hope you enjoy the forum
    http://smartoutdoors.webs.com/ elephant trunks, tarp keys and crosses

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    Welcome and enjoy the comfort.

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    Burning at both ends Dblcorona's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard. Would love to see some of the photography.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

    -- Finis Mitchell,

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    Welcome to HF from Alabama!
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    Welcome aboard. Would love to see some of the photography.
    his stuff is probably nature kevin.
    http://smartoutdoors.webs.com/ elephant trunks, tarp keys and crosses

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    Welcome from another Michiganian.
    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

    Bobby Seale


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    Welcome aboard from Florida. Since going fulltime I've probably only hit the Tums a few times. Gerd doesn't seem to be much of a problem anymore. Along with a lot of other sleep problems I used to have. 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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