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    Senior Member E.A.Y.'s Avatar
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    brief introduction

    Hey, everybody!

    I've been lurking around for a week or so (what a lot of information to read) and I'm sure I'll have tons of questions later.

    I've always camped in tents or under tarps and am looking forward to trying out a hammock instead.

    I've got a generic double hammock (constructed kind of like the Eno) on the way.

    I am interested in trying out that saggy hanging method since my previous experience was ages ago with very tippy old-style spreader bar hammocks. I'm sure we'd always try to hang them too tight so it was barely possible to stay in them and they were also several decades old so they'd sometimes spontaneously rip. You'd get dumped on the ground either way. I remember trying to sleep outside in one over night and getting eaten alive by mosquitoes From Underneath! What an affront!

    Anyway, that's enough for tonight.

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    Oh yeah, you'll see a big difference in the stability of the ENO style hammock verses the type w/ two spreader bars.
    I think you're going to like it. Most people do. And welcome to HF. ...Tim
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    Hola eay. Welcome to Hammock Forums.
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    Welcome to your new addiction.
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    Senior Member moski's Avatar
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    Good to have you aboard, eay.
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    Welcome to HF, eay! Have you tried out that hammock yet?

    Hammock camping has a learning curve b/c it's a new set of skills over camping on the ground. It's really not as difficult as it can look here...it just has so many more options to solve the same problems that it's overwhelming at first! But there's almost always a simple solution, and you can get those here as well. (In addition to math formulas, engineering diagrams, and funny pictures...)
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    Welcome to the hanging gang.....Staying warm and dry is not hard.... just study the range of solutions and decide how much comfort and convience you want....

    Pan
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