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    New Member Igon's Avatar
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    Greetings from Vancouver, WA

    Hello everyone, I'm a relatively new hanger from Vancouver, WA; which is just north of Portland, OR. Last Christmas my wife got me a Grand Trunk single hammock. Not terribly sexy by this forum's standards, but it's been enough to get me hooked on using a hammock.

    Over the last year I've used it off an on both in the back yard and on backpacking trips. It's taken some getting used to, but I'm now a convert. While I won't say that I'm extremely comfortable in the hammock (I don't generally sleep on my back), I am definitely more comfortable than I am on the ground; and more importantly, my sleeping arrangements and comfort level are consistent. I like that a lot.

    I think I'm going to try building a simple gathered end hammock with the stretch-side hammock mod I found from YouTube - I think the poster is on the Hammock Forums as "Knotty."

    Right now I use a simple, cheap closed cell foam as under insulation and either an unzipped sleeping bag or simple down comforter on top insulation.

    I have a tarp that I had made from Bear Paw Wilderness Designs. I like it quite a bit and it's made the transition very well from bivy to hammock.

    I'm glad to be here.
    -=Igon=-

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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada Igon!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

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    - Bob Marley

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome to the forums Igon!

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    Welcome to the club from the Great Lakes State...
    Happy Hangin'

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    Hi and welcome to the mad world of hammock camping...... Be sure to catch a few of Shug's wild videos, they are very entertaining and with a lot of great helpful info....
    I am in Vancouver also... There are alot of great place to hang here...
    Peace \/

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    Igon:
    Welcome to HF from Bama...........as long as its comfortable, it ain't gotta be sexy!!!!!!!
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Welcome mate, from up the road a ways.
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    Welcome to the Forums from Arkansas. Enjoy the DIY world. The wealth of info on this site is amazing. And, this place is chocked full of all around great folks, some better looking than others.

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    Welcome to the fun!
    Terry

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