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    Greetings from the Olentangy/Scioto Interfluviate Ridge

    I am an old backpack and climber and an intermittent hammock hanger. Being from the 70s, I am a fan of the late great Colin Fletcher. I used a small net hammock once in a while. I bought it from Wilderness Trace in 1976 (where I worked in HS) for $7.99. I recently picked up a light weight hammock at Sabo's in Columbus for use on my Sailboat (27' 1971 coronado docked on Catawba Island). I hang it between the mast and the forestay. Sleeping on a rocking boat in hammock is a real treat.

    I make my living as an enviornmental geologist. I sometimes work in backpacking and climbing trips during my field studies. In spite of the pleasant title, my work is usually in very nasty environments - from abandoned inner city industrial sites to meth labs out in the country. I also travel by motorcycle when ever I can to study sites. Hammock camping is well suited to motorcycle travel as your as pressed for space as when backpacking.

    I mostly do things alone - as my partners have all decided to get too old or too unfit to backpack or climb. I am hoping to meet some folks to pack with and make some friends. My kids are ready to fly the coup and the nest will be empty soon. So its time to start figuring out how to live like I did before kids.

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome from Co. I'm resonably sure HF will meet and exceed your needs and expectations. Good on ya for getting outdoors!!!

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    Greetings to you from southern WV.

    I have no idea what geological area I am in, but I recognized "Olentangy" and Scioto" as being from across the Ohio River!

    Jim

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    Welcome to HF. Spent some time on your ridge during my college years.

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    Hello and 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 to HF from Bama.......great introduction!
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Senior Member KerMegan's Avatar
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    I have heard of a "Flint Ridge" in east/central Ohio..? Am I guessing anywhere close?
    KM(who says 'welcome to our special interest group!')

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    Welcome from another Buckeye!

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    Welcome from Florida! It must be nice to spend some time great outdoors and get paid for it!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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