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    Senior Member XSrcing's Avatar
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    Howdy from Western Washington

    Sean's the name. As for the screen name, I forgot what it means. Had it since 1999. Shug's videos brought me here.

    I moved to Bellingham a little over 2 and a half years ago from Dallas, TX. Came for my aunt's wedding and never went home. All it took was a single trip in to the mountains.

    Since then I go out and camp every chance I get. Started with tents. Then moved to a tarp. Now I have picked up my first hammock; a Grand Trunk Ultralight.

    Here I am trying it out at the local park.



    I got bored one afternoon at work so I swung by Redden Marine and picked up some Amsteel Blue and made whoopie slings for it.



    I'm probably going to make another set that are longer, but those work for now.

    Ok, off to work. I'll update this in a little while.

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    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
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    Howdy and welcome from Burnsville NC! Good first post--love the pictures. You're going to enjoy hammock camping SO MUCH!!!!! Glad you're here.
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass. Be careful with that DIY stuff....it it addictive!

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    Welcome from BC
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

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    Senior Member XSrcing's Avatar
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    I've been addicted to DIY stuff for years.

    Anyways, when it comes to gear, I don't like spending money. My pack is an older REI Traverse Tour Star that I got for dirt cheap. My tarp is an Eddie Bauer Expidition Outfitters SilNy that is at least as old as I am. I found it buried in the corner of the local backpacking outfitters store. It's roughly 10x10 (never bothered to measure it, it's plenty big enough for two as a ground shelter) and gave them $15 for it. It's still 100% waterproof but has a funny smell.

    My pride and joy, though, is my Ontario Gen II SP-50.

    Here she is when I first got her:


    And here is how she looks today. Purdy, dontcha think?

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    Hello and Welcome from another Canadian!
    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 XSrcing's Avatar
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    A couple buddies and I have access to some private land in the foothills where we have been given permission to hunt. A few weeks back there was a really bad storm that knocked a bunch of trees down (a story for another thread entirely. My fiancé and I nearly met our maker) so we did the only logical thing and started building a hunting cabin.

    Clearing the road to the cabin area:


    Took a lot of work:


    Found it!


    After a couple days work and a LOT of beer:

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    XSrcing, I like the rustic looks of your cabin! I can't wait to see how it looks when you are finished! Just remember to add some braces for your hammocks!

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    welcome from east Tenn
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