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    New Member the Fudd's Avatar
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    Hello from South Carolina

    Hello everyone, I'm from the northern part of South Carolina or as we call it the Upper Piedmont. I've been a hanger off and on since high school. I started out with an old jungle hammock, the kind with the canvas bottom, bug net and tarp built into one.

    Well anyway I didn't get back into the swing until recently when my wife and her friend started making hammocks from ripstop and paracord. A Geocaching friend of theirs taught them how. I got interested in the ripstop material and the cheap availability of it. I started to improve the designs and experimenting (my wife has four hammocks and counting so far). I've enjoyed lurking on this site and the wealth of information it has to offer. Right now I'm making an all-in-one setup for my hiking buddy (compression bag, snakeskins, SLS, double ripstop and maybe a tarp). My wife has a very nice Brother sewing machine and Serger that I use. Those were some frustrating tools to learn but I think I'm up to amateur level on my best days.

    So anyway, it's good to be here.
    -Josh

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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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    Welcome aloft from a fellow S. Carolinian. (Modoc) Good luck with your DIY projects. I wish I could get to mine, but no room and no time at the moment.
    Happy Hangin!!!


    AKA BajaHanger

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    Welcome to HF from Georgia! Maddog
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    Welcome from the upstate.

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    *waves from VA* Howdy and welcome

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    Howdy, neighbor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the Fudd View Post
    Hello everyone, I'm from the northern part of South Carolina or as we call it the Upper Piedmont. I've been a hanger off and on since high school. I started out with an old jungle hammock, the kind with the canvas bottom, bug net and tarp built into one.

    Well anyway I didn't get back into the swing until recently when my wife and her friend started making hammocks from ripstop and paracord. A Geocaching friend of theirs taught them how. I got interested in the ripstop material and the cheap availability of it. I started to improve the designs and experimenting (my wife has four hammocks and counting so far). I've enjoyed lurking on this site and the wealth of information it has to offer. Right now I'm making an all-in-one setup for my hiking buddy (compression bag, snakeskins, SLS, double ripstop and maybe a tarp). My wife has a very nice Brother sewing machine and Serger that I use. Those were some frustrating tools to learn but I think I'm up to amateur level on my best days.

    So anyway, it's good to be here.
    -Josh

    welcome to the site, and it just so happens we are having a get together in sept, and will probably be doing some geocaching.

    here is the link.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=46760

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    Be sure to add yourself to the spread sheet: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...r+spread+sheet

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    Welcome to HF! It's great that you can DIY on so many items. Have fun creating and improving on your gear ideas.

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