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    Senior Member eflat7's Avatar
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    New here, not really...

    Hi everyone!

    This is my first post. I have been a lurking for months. I have been interested in Hammock Camping for a long time but never really took the time to seriously try it. When I found this site I decided to give it a shot. I bought a ENO Double Nest hammock and a plain ol coated polyester rain tarp and hit the trail. My first night was great. The temperature was about 40-45 degrees and I used my therm a rest and my 20 degree down bag and slept pretty comfortably, although I know I have alot to learn about, it was still a good experience. I am definitely addicted. I have since spent a few nights in my hammock and it keeps getting better. I have even scored an old sewing machine and started learning to sew. I started with some stuff sacks and hope to soon try making a Speers 8x10 tarp. Although I have been an outdoorsman and hiker all of my like, I have to say the information I have found here has been invaluable. I hope to start posting more often and hopefully contribute some helpful information someday. Anyway, just thought I would introduce myself! Hope to talk to you all soon.

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    Senior Member stoikurt's Avatar
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    Welcome

    Welcome, you are certainly at the right place. There is so much great information from many wonderful, experienced people. You are definitely becoming an addict. I call this place my "Hammock Support Group". Very similar to AA but we encourage your addiction!
    Stoikurt
    "Work to Live...Don't Live to Work!"

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    welcome to the group.
    once you learn a few things about using the hammock, it'll be hard to ever turn back (to the ground). ...tim
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Be careful now that you have a sewing machine. I never really sewn anything before I got one out last summer. It started with some stuff sacks. Now I have done hammocks, bugnets, hammock socks, pillows, snake skins, and soon a tarp. It can get really out of hand. But that is the good part.

    Make sure to post pics of your projects. Also if your free this weekend, try to make the Mt Rogers campout.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    Senior Member eflat7's Avatar
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    Thanks for the warm welcome. Wish I could make it this weekend... maybe next time!

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    Welcome to the group...glad you've decided to post! Don't be shy about asking lots of questions or posting stupid ideas. I've posted my share of dumb things...but dumb ideas often spur someone else on to something good...brainstorming is what this group is all about. Everyone's welcome.

    But pics of homemade projects are a must, and pics of any other hammocks are surely encouraged.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER

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    welcome to the group. you will be in good company!
    as i understand, diy gear is addictive...(by the sounds of jj,he,bb,etc)
    Peanuts

    "A womans place is on the trail"

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    Welcome to the hanging crowd.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

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    Welcome! Many of these folks are why I bought my first hammock...my second hammock...top quilt...underquilt...um...you get the picture!

    Lots of help and make a few friends in the process of learning how to better enjoy the outdoors.
    -- Funny Money
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    Love 'em while you got 'em

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    welcome to hammock forums neo

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