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  1. #1
    New Member
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    Jun 2012
    Location
    Vernon, AL
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    New Hanger in AL

    Hey everyone,
    I'm sure glad I found HF! I bought a nice rope hammock about a year ago and hung it in my back yard. Well, it completely exceeded my expectations for comfort, r & r! Many times I've laid there thinking how nice it would have to be to just spend the night out there!

    I started watching all the hammock hiking/camping videos on YouTube, (especially Shug!!!!), and the hanging bug bit me. Before I knew it, I had an ENO DN, ENO bug net, webbing straps, parachord, cheap tarp, etc.

    I haven't slept in the woods since high school in a pup tent!
    Last night I got everything set up and tried it out. It was a very calm, quiet night w/ temp in the mid 60's. I used a sleeping bag clamped to the bottom of my hammock, with the excess flopped over me for a crude UQ/TQ effect. It all worked well as long as I kept it all in place!

    Things went pretty well considering this was my first time all night long in a hammock. I've still got to do some experimenting with the ridge line. If I can just get a little more comfortable, I already know that I'm gonna love this!

    I'm already looking into my UQ options, a better tarp, camp stoves, etc. One step at a time!

    I hope to get this stuff figured out to some degree and then recruit some buddies and get them out there hanging with me. Time will tell.........

    Thanks to all for the great info!
    Happy Hangin'!

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    HeathC's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Location
    Calera, Alabama
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    Excellent! Sounds like you have a good grasp on things. Welcome to HF.
    It's a hammock thing, you won't understand!

    The wife no longer kicks me out of bed after she saw a hammock hanging in the dog house.

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    Nov 2010
    Location
    Toronto, ON
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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Senior Member Granger's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Location
    Carencro, LA
    Hammock
    WBBB DL1.1 Custom Lefty
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    MacCat 4 season
    Insulation
    HG 0* TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie hook kit
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    Hello from south Louisiana. Welcome to your new addiction. Happy hanging....
    It's never a trip, It's always an adventure!

  5. #5
    Bama Man's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Location
    Fort Payne, Al
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    WBBB 1.7 DL & 1.1 DL
    Tarp
    WB SF, WB Edge
    Insulation
    HG Quilts
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    263
    Hi from the NE part of the state. Welcome to HF and a really cool hobby.

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    May 2011
    Location
    Pittsfield, MA
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    WB Superfly
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

  7. #7
    aboyd's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Location
    Montgomery, Alabama
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    DIY
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    DIY TQ and JRB UQ
    Suspension
    Straps w/Cinch bkl
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    1,319
    Welcome from another Alabamian.
    "I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come." - Abraham Lincoln

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    Two Tents's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    Location
    Hadley, Pa.
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    Welcome to the addiction. I like the trail name too!
    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.

  9. #9
    Member
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    May 2012
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
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    Welcome from Montgomery, AL. This is a good site for information.

  10. #10
    New Member
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    Mar 2012
    Location
    Birmingham
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    Welcome from another newbie

    You're in the right place. The Alabama contingent needs to plan a group hang at Jericho or Sipsey River sometime. Its getting hot, but that's when hammocks shine.

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