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    hey all

    im lucas live in eastern Washington just got my first hammock cant wait to try it going this Wednesday for a 1 nigher to try it hopping it helps with my back

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    Welcome Lucas - congrats on the purchase!

    I've got bad back issues too, and found that the hammock is the best place for sleeping especially on the trail. I've had some issues, either getting used to the different style of sleeping or possibly due to a bad hang, where I've woken up with some pinched nerves that have made my feet feel dead for a little more than a day, but I solved that with a ThermaRest.
    A lot of the folks here say "no pads", but if you've got back issues, listen to your body, not someone's opinion. Also, don't get frustrated with the trial/error aspect of defining for YOU what the purfect hang is. there's a LOT of useful info here - play with it and see what works best for - and always, good luck!
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome from NH, I too have a bad back and sleeping in the hammock has proven to be much better than on the ground.
    "I wish I had a swing like that in my back yard"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucmorley View Post
    im lucas live in eastern Washington just got my first hammock cant wait to try it going this Wednesday for a 1 nigher to try it hopping it helps with my back
    Welcome to HF from NC!
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

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    Welcome from Texas, Lucas. Seems like a lot of folks here find relief from back pain when they move from a tent to a hammock, so I think you're on the right track.

    best,
    Mike

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    Hello and Welcome from Canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

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    welcome from Minnesota

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    Welcome to the forums! I also have back issues that I have to be sure to take care of and the hammock for at least an afternoon hang was the most comfortable I've felt in a long time!

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