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    Carolina Newby

    What a great collection of useful information!! Love the site guys, keep up the great work!

    I haven't camped for over 20 years and then it was ATV camping on the side of the Mississippi as a youth. So my experience is nil, but I am researching and learning so I can get out for some overnights and 3- 5 day hikes. I just hope hiking doesn't hurt my golf game, you gotta have your priorities in line!

    Right now I am deciding if I am going to try a tablecloth hammock or purchase from one of the cottage vendors reviewed here. I am leaning toward the BIAS but as a side sleeper the bridge versions have a big appeal as well. I am also going o outfit my daughter whose in college and has expressed a pretty strong interest in camping and like the idea of hanging.

    I'm looking to outfit 2 from scratch and not interested in sinking a pile of cash so I am looking at the DIY aspect as much as possible. I'm going to hit up a construction (commercial) site today, I spied a 12-15' wide partial roll of tyvek labeled commercial there yesterday for tarps.

    If you could post links that would help me learn backpacking fundamentals that would be great too!

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    Welcome aboard from MI.
    There is a donating section that we talk about other stuff like backpacks, stoves, etc. It is only $10 a year.
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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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    Welcome from Charleston! If youre interested in checking out some gear and hanging with people from here, check out the links below for the Santee Fall Sprawl Sept7-9!
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    Welcome to the obsession from Chester, SC.

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    Good morning and welcome from AR! If you're just starting out and want to outfit you and your daughter, you may be on to something with the BIAS hammocks. I sleep in a gathered end on my side and belly. It's all about the diagonal and the appropriate amount of sag. I wish you well on your quest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by REV View Post
    Welcome from Charleston! If youre interested in checking out some gear and hanging with people from here, check out the links below for the Santee Fall Sprawl Sept7-9!
    I may try to get down, I'm in Fort Mill just across the state line from Charlotte.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster View Post
    Welcome to the obsession from Chester, SC.
    Not obsessed just yet, but I have been making stoves! I'm just up 77 from ya' in Fort Mill.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    Welcome aboard from MI.
    There is a donating section that we talk about other stuff like backpacks, stoves, etc. It is only $10 a year.
    I have looked at the donation site a few time but didn't see where additional content was available to paid members. Might just do that.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
    Hello! THanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrellt View Post
    Good morning and welcome from AR! If you're just starting out and want to outfit you and your daughter, you may be on to something with the BIAS hammocks. I sleep in a gathered end on my side and belly. It's all about the diagonal and the appropriate amount of sag. I wish you well on your quest!
    Thanks! I graduated from HS in Osceola, mover there as a HS senior and left 3 years later. What a wild place! It seems the suspension included with the BIAS is much higher end and more on par with the suggestions I've read from users here.

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    If you would like to come by and check out different hammocks, stoves, pots, backpacks, tarps, etc..., just let me know.

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    I can't believe you're not gonna DIY one of my Magna-hammocks! Welcome from another NC boy 1.5 hours north! Membership gives you access to Roundtable Off-topic threads that are really good. Worth the price of admission!

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