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    New Member Hambone's Avatar
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    new hanger from SW Arkansas

    Hello from Arkansas. I just bought my first hammock two weeks ago, a Clark North American. I am an avid hiker and backpacker, and a trip i am taking in a week is the main reason i decided to try hammock camping. It lacks enough flat ground to set up a tent. In all the nights i have spent in a tent, be it car camping with a queen size air matress or backpacking with 1/4 inch foam pad, I have never had a good nights sleep. I set my hammock up in the backyard the other night and was just gonna stay in it till 2 a.m. Well it didnt happen. I snuggled in to my bag at 10:30 and except to turn my 2 o'clock alarm off I slept till 5:40 a.m. It was the most comfortable nights sleep i have ever gotten outside. It may have been one of the most expensive gear purchases i have made, but I am pretty sure it will be one of the best!

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    Welcome to the forum (even if technically you were a member before me)! I just set up my first hammock for the first time today and I was also blown away at how much more comfortable it was! Hope your trip goes well!

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    Senior Member Dave10's Avatar
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    Welcome to the addiction
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    Welcome aboard from Florida. Wait until you get around to sleeping in a hammock every night! 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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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums !
    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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    Senior Member clb's Avatar
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    Welcome Hambone!
    Getting off the ground is such a joy! Soon you'll be converting all those scouts
    Leigh
    aka LookinUp

    He who would travel happily must travel light.
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    Welcome to HF!
    The ox is slow, but the earth is patient.

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    welcome to another Arkansas hanger, theres a big hang in Texas next month and you'd enjoy the group, plus we usually have a spring / fall Ozark hang, so enjoy your trip. I'm from Cabot area

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    Senior Member Gaberloonzie's Avatar
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    Welcome Hambone! I'm a bit envious of you for your beautiful parks, Arkansas has it going on!

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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Bama.............enjoy the Clark NA and welcome to the elevated form of camping!!!!!!!
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