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    Smile (delurking) Hello :)

    Hello all,
    Finally writing up a hi and how-are-ya after lurking around HF for a couple of months. I'm new to camping in a hammock though not to sleeping in one(odd how that works) and came across HF while searching for camping tips.

    The short story is that I'm now the proud owner of a HH Safari(that is currently off to 2QZQ for a mod 4). The long story follows I'm a writer, so beware, you'll get all of it!

    I've always been a fan of hammocks...my mom's spare bedroom still has the holes(and the eyehook) in the ceiling from my one-point hammock. I slept in it during the summers - no air conditioning in upstate NY - and lounged in it more often than not otherwise. That was *cough* years ago but I only just handed it off to my mom last year.

    My next hammock was something of an impulse buy. I found myself moving from just south of Buffalo, NY to Atlanta, GA and all of my possessions ended up packed and on their way south two weeks before I was to follow. My solution was a hammock. I spent those two weeks with a GT Single strung between two of the exposed beams in my living room, much to the amusement of friends and family.

    Then, in the way of things happening the way they do, I ended up camping in central FL with my family in the beginning of February. In my rather old, beat-up tent. I slept for <bleep> and woke all achy and stiff. But we had fun camping, so I decided I would investigate replacing my tent. Somehow in my googling I ended up finding the Hennessy Super Shelter video and I was quite simply sold.

    I looked here and there, research a bit, but kept coming back to the HH. I'm not much of a hiker(readut of shape) at the moment, and have always been a car camper. So I went with a HH Safari Deluxe. I've camped out in it twice, now - the first time in a friend's back yard, though that didn't go quite so well and taught me the lesson that I absolutely needed to have the 2QZQ mod done. I woke halfway through the night in a panic of claustrophobia that I think would have been much less if I could have gotten through the mesh.

    My second night out in it was just this past Saturday and it was honestly the most comfortable night of camping I've ever had. Some friends and I have another camping trip planned into the GA mountains at the end of the month and I'm super psyched!

    So. There's my rambling hello and introduction! *waves*

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    Thanks everyone

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