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    Dec 2011
    Location
    West Michigan
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    Chinook 12x9.5'
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    DIY UQ, cheap bag
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    Howdy from Michigan

    Hello Hammock Forums. I've heard lots about this forum and hammock camping in general from the wonderful guys at BushcraftUSA so I decided to join up.

    I love being outdoors but one thing I really hate is sleeping on the hard, cold ground. I've been intrigued by the concept of hammock camping for a while but I finally got motivated because I pretty sure Santa is bringing this bad boy a Skeeter Beeter Pro for the Christmas. If he doesn't, I'm building my own.

    One major thing that's kept me from taking the leap until now is that I'm a plus sized bushcrafter. Coming in at over 300 lbs I go past the limits on most commercially available EVERYTHING. I'm hoping that there is some much info on here that even my significant needs can be met.

    Look forward to lots of great info.

    Thank,

    TUCK

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    Poppabear's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
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    Lexington Park, MD
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    Zpacks Cuben Fiber
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    Leigh's UQ
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    Whoopies/Treestrap
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    Welcome to you! You are not alone in the plus size department. Comfortable hammock hanging is doable for people of all sizes and shapes.
    Terry

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    Feb 2009
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    Northern Ky
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    Wannabee- BB-like hammock
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    8 x 10 sil tarp
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    DIY tq, Phoenix UQ
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    whoopie slings and
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    Welcome, from Kentucky. I can't help you myself, but I believe there are a number of big guys on the forums. Hope you find what you need.
    --Don---

    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    Apr 2010
    Location
    Saginaw, Michigan
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    11x12' Hex Sil
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    Various UQ/TQ
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    Webbing or Etrunks
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    Welcome to the madness. Hope to see you at one of our group hangs.

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    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pennfield Twp, MI
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    Welcome aboard!
    Good luck,
    RED

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    Deep peace of the running wave to you.
    Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
    Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
    Deep peace without end to you.
    adapted from - ancient gaelic runes

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    Nov 2010
    Location
    Toronto, ON
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    You've come to the right place! Hello and Welcome to the Forums 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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    Feb 2010
    Location
    Detroit, Mi
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    DIY UQ/TQ/UGQ/HG
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    Yea, another michigan hanger. Welcome to the fun.
    http://smartoutdoors.webs.com/ elephant trunks, tarp keys and crosses

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    Burning at both ends Dblcorona's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Location
    Novi, MI
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    Welcome aboard from another in the mitten state. Yes I went there Wisconsin.
    Plenty of us plus size users here. You'll be able to find something that works for you. You can even check out a bunch of rigs if you make it to one of our hangs.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

    -- Finis Mitchell,

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    Strap/cinch buckle
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    friartuck:
    Welcome to HF from Bama.........I am a big hanger like you and if I can help in any way drop me a pm and I will see what I can tell you about what I have learned. Also, I have some gear I will let you try to see how you like it, certain restrictions apply!!!!!
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Newark, OH
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    continuous L. Amst
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    Welcome aboard, from Ohio

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