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    I just bought my first hammock

    Yes, that's right! I'm new to hammocking, call me crazy but I think i'll like it even though i've never slept in a hammock. From what i've read about how wonderful hammock sleeping is coupled with how lousey sleep I get when i sleep in my tent, i just got fed up and said "Screw it", i'm done with these horrible nights in tents on hard dirt trying to stay on a small pad in an even worse sleeping bag. Today I bought a Clark hammock nx250(i'm a big guy) with z-liner(200) and a "Big Agnes-Hogan Park" down sleeping bag. I sure hope i like it! Trying it out in a couple weeks on a flyfishing trip into the Sierras, i think it's gonna be cold out but hope to stay warm with my new gear. Glad to join you guys in this forum!

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    Welcome to the forums! Congrats on the new hammock, I'm sure you'll love it. Any minor comfortability issues you may ever have with a hammock (I've experience pretty much none) will still be 10 times more comfortable than the ground.

    I'm sure you'll find any info you may be looking for here and plenty of helpful people. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Enjoy the glory of comfortable sleeping!

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    WOW, You went all in on the first hand. I am sure you will love it and welcome to the world a comfy sleeping.

    Bigbogg

    Quote Originally Posted by Armando View Post
    Yes, that's right! I'm new to hammocking, call me crazy but I think i'll like it even though i've never slept in a hammock. From what i've read about how wonderful hammock sleeping is coupled with how lousey sleep I get when i sleep in my tent, i just got fed up and said "Screw it", i'm done with these horrible nights in tents on hard dirt trying to stay on a small pad in an even worse sleeping bag. Today I bought a Clark hammock nx250(i'm a big guy) with z-liner(200) and a "Big Agnes-Hogan Park" down sleeping bag. I sure hope i like it! Trying it out in a couple weeks on a flyfishing trip into the Sierras, i think it's gonna be cold out but hope to stay warm with my new gear. Glad to join you guys in this forum!

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    well done mate, look forward to hearing how it goes.
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    You'll love it. Sleeping in a hammock is way nicer than tent camping.

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    Whooooo Buddy)))))
    Hope you have some good times learning and exploring.
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    Congrats and welcome to the non-floor sleeping side!
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    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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    Make sure to set it up a couple of times before your trip
    Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

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    Welcome to the world above the ground .
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    Welcome aboard from Florida. Enjoy your trip and +1 on Stormstaff's advice.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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