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    Aspiring Hanger

    Since my very short tenure in the scouts I loved backpacking but always thought the boy scout method was a burdensome one. I always thought sleeping in the air would be better than sleeping on the ground. After one particularly poorly packed trip to raccoon trails in PA I realized that I had to go lighter. That really got me looking into hanging and after a lot of brainstorming I discovered that there were already some pro hammockers out there. Fortunately/Unfortunately I have just been transferred to India so any gear I make I will have to make my own. Which I am actually pretty exited about, I love making my own tools, but sourcing the raw materials might be an issue. I've been lurking here for a little and figured I'd finally register and dive into the awesomeness that is HF.

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    Welcome to the forum, the fabric that is used the most is ripstop nylon and there are a lot of helpful threads in the DIY section.

    It is fun making and using your own gear

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    DIY is addicting in the best of ways!!! Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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    welcome from east Tenn.
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    Thanks for the warm welcome!

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    Another new guy from Utah with greetings.

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    Welcome!

    I wonder if anyone here has made a hammock from silk. I'll bet there's plenty of silk in India for our friend if that would work.

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