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  1. #11
    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Senior Member spidennis's Avatar
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    I heard of a scout troop in new england where all they use are hammocks. Guess they wanted to make for certain that where they went they always had a place to call camp, rain, shine, hillside or whatever.

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    Senior Member dkperdue's Avatar
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    Your back will thank you.
    When we crossed over I was using a small 2 man tent. All the other adults had these huge tents and I went with that for a while and a double height blow up bed to make that getting up and down thing easier.
    I started hammocking after Summer Camp 2010, and have not gone back to the tent (unless the troop is camping in a location without trees.)
    That includes 19 degrees one night. No problems, nice and warm and it sets a good example for the boys that you don't need to bring everything you own out to the field with you.
    DKPerdue
    Asst. SM, Troop 212

  4. #14
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    All right! Another scouter! Welcome to the ranks.

    I started off with a Hennessy. It was easy and a good transition from a tent. However, be warned that it doesn't often stop there

    Lots to to learn, but you're in good company.

  5. #15
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    welcome to HF.

  6. #16
    Member sweetmusic's Avatar
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    Welcome from South Carolina. Scouts got me started with hammocks. Last summer about half the Venture Scouts on a week long canoe trip were a lot more comfortable in their hammocks than I was on the ground in my tent. They kindly let the old lady try a few naps and she was hooked.

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    hey from high point nc and welcome to Hammock Forums.
    Scouting Rocks!
    check out these guys.

    >_please add your name to the world wide H F member location list_<


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  8. #18
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    time for a link to Shug's videos.
    From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
    William Crane
    aka MrClean
    Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
    Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
    Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
    The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
    JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
    TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
    The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.

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    Senior Member Backtrack's Avatar
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    Welcome from Thomasville, NC. I cant believe I crawled out of a tent for many years also. Now Im proud to say my back is a very happy camper too! Glad to see that Scouting is still going strong!

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