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    Another newbie from East TN

    Greetings from Knoxville. I came across this forum a few weeks ago and was blown away by the wealth of knowledge and experience of this community. I've learned a tremendous amount just by lurking about and decided it was time to join.

    My family and I love to camp, but we've never backpacked. Started out in tents and moved to a travel trailer when we took our first trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons in 2005 (we went back again last year and also included Glacier NP!).

    My son's been hammocking at the campgrounds for several years now, and I decided I would like to try backcountry camping since the Smokies are just next door. So I'm in the process of gathering gear for spring while trying to minizing the startup costs!

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    Welcome to the forums 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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    Welcome to the Forums. Lots of great places to hang around K-ville, besides the Smokies. Lots of Knox area hangers on here, too. Several of us on HF hang with our families. There's nothing like everyone waking up rested in the morning when everyone in the family hangs. Hope to meet up with you sometime. Feel free to ask your questions. Lots of info/experience to be found here. If you have a thread injector (sewing machine) check out the DIY forum. You can make pretty much most of your gear to keep costs to a minimum.

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    I just moved from Knoxvegas, welcome to the family!
    Pass the Apple Pie

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    Welcome, from Ohio

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    Welcome from the Music City. I'll be in your fair town this weekend at UT Law School for a conference. Then I'm back, leading a backpacking trip in the GSMNP, on Wed-Fri next week.

    You just missed a great "hang" at Meriwether Lewis Monument & Campground this past weekend. There will be another one in the spring. You can see lots of hammocks and ask all the questions you'd like.

    Rain Man

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    Howdy Neighbor! I"m another Tennessean a couple hours away.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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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 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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    Welcome to the forums from Lenoir City neighbor!!
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