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    Member dave_p's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
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    Boston area
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    DB 68 Custom DL; WWM 64 SL
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    Greetings from the Boston area

    Hey hangers,

    What started out as trying to build a nice little bug-out kit seems to have morphed into a full-on hammock gear bug. My cure of buying more gear does not seem to be working.

    Background: I've been a car camper for several decades and own lots of large, heavy, and unruly gear; all of which is very comfortable. Since camping was associated with other car-required sports and a signif other, size and weight was not an issue.

    To date, I have amassed a WBBB 1.7 with Superfly tarp, Hammockgear Incubator; Burrow on the way. In event of going to ground and as an alternative to the UQ, I picked up a Exped multi-mat and an Exped Downmat 7 UL in long-wide size.

    Recently, I started reading about PapaSmurf's custom creations, and with wanting to try something longer and wider, have in place an order for one of his 11' creations. I may keep both hammocks or sell one (choke..)

    No time in the field yet but have slept out a few nights on the back porch. Sleeping like a baby. Now to find a good pack and some hike-in camping spots in my area.

    Well, that's my story so far,

    Dave

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    MAD777's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Location
    South Florida
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    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
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    HG cuben,OES Spinn
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    Welcome from Florida! It sounds like you are ready to leave the car behind and see some wilderness! Lots of nice wilderness up there in New England Which is why I do most of my hiking there in all four seasons. I have a couple of kids attending colleges in the Boston area - I have found that is a good way to curtail my gear spending
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    May 2011
    Location
    Pittsfield, MA
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    Whoopies&DutchGear
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    Welcome to HF from the Berkshires.

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    dragon360's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
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    Toronto, ON
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    WBBB/TR, DIY, HH, SB DL, GT UL
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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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    Member mp3prozac's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
    Location
    Danvers, Ma
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    Welcome from just north of Boston. My wife use WBBBs and Incubators and love hanging up in the White Mountains.

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    SkyPainter's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Location
    Stoneham, MA
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    WBBB 1.1 Dbl; WB RidgeRunner; HH Ex
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    Welcome from the North of Boston! This hobby rocks, and this forum really rocks! We are currently planning a Fall group hang - keep on top of the Trip Planning forum.

    Welcome to the trees!

    ~ SkyPainter
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

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    sunshower's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
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    welcome, neighbor- we have the same set up :0)
    Megan
    In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. [Albert Camus]

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    Welcome to the forums from Indiana!
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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