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  1. #11
    Two Tents's Avatar
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    Gosh darn newb anyway. What are you thinkin? Comfy hammocks and new ideas for carryin less. Grrrr! Welcome to the madness.
    I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.

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    Don't hate.

    We here at HF are above that.

    Welcome to the family from Chester, SC.

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    WV's Avatar
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    Anger Management

    I suggest you go for a loooong walk ....

    Seriously though, you've probably read trail journals and books on the AT. I learned a lot about what it's like to thruhike from journals by Dutch and Chop and from the book 'The Barefoot Sisters - Southbound". One thing noted was that you won't use a hammock all the time, for a variety of reasons, so prepare to HYOH.

    (Truth in advertising: I have not hiked the AT and do not intend to.)

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    in the reconignition of empathy__where w can touch time and reality....welcome its not as bad as it sounds...ok maybe it is but hey we are in this thing together..lol
    seriously welcome it is an overwhelming thing at first but it settles down..(.like the others said...into your wallet!)
    It's not the boulders that throw us off balance, it's the pebbles beneath our feet

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    Welcome to the forum.

  6. #16
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    Welcome from PA. I feel your pain too, but it is good kind of pain.

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    Just think how much nicer the day will be when you wake up fresh and ready to go and not stiff and sore from sleeping on the ground with that rock that sprung up under you're back last night.

    As mentioned by WV, I've read in your through hike you'll have plenty of opportunity to compare the two stiles. Good luck on your walk.
    From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
    William Crane
    aka MrClean
    Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
    Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
    Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
    The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
    JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
    TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
    The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.

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    New Member pervy_sage's Avatar
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    Thanks all - the hate is subsiding.

    Thanks to all for the warm welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by autolox View Post
    It starts as YOU hating us, but, ultimately that will convert to YOUR WALLET REALLY hating us!!!

    Welcome....
    My credit card already whimpers every time it sees me on Amazon.

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    Welcome neighbor. Give me a shout and we can get together for a hike/hang.
    Absolutely...if you can tolerate a noob.
    "A frog in a well does not know the great ocean" - Japanese Proverb

    Hike Prep Blog - http://psrat.blogspot.com/

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    Your story sounds very much like mine in 2008. In the midst of planning my thru, I was absorbing everything possible from WB. Ordered a MSR Hubba for my shelter. Saw a thread that pointed me to Hammock Forums. Intrigued, I started reading and absorbing. Two days later my Hubba arrived. Less than a week after that my first hammock arrived. Four days after that, I sold the Hubba.

    Welcome and enjoy!
    Trust nobody!

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    Welcome from Morgantown, WV! And lucky you! Because you're also in the perfect location to come to the Fall MAHHA hang Oct. 19 -21, 2012. Gathland State Park, Maryland. We usually get around 50 hammock hangers who get together for the weekend to hang near the AT Crampton Gap shelter and talk hammocks. More info here.

    Hope you can make it! You'll learn a ton.
    I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

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