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    "Howdy" doesn't seem right for Portland

    Hi there! Medium-term lurker, first time poster, fully compliant with watching all of Shug's videos.

    First and foremost, I can't believe how amazing all the information is in these forums. Thanks, everybody!

    I'm from the Portland area, new to hammock camping. Not even sure where the bug to try it came from but I'm mighty excited to give it a go. Starting off simple with a HH Expedition Asym Zip with Eno Atlas straps (those standard HH straps seem way too small for Pacific Northwest trees)/carabiners/rappel rings. I'm already plotting when I can get my hands on a WBBB.

    Heading into the Mt. Jefferson wilderness this weekend if the weather holds for my first hang. I'm an apartment dweller so it's been hard to really work out the kinks but I've been able to practice set up a bit. Not ready for an UQ yet (especially if I change over to the WBBB and get the full rig) so I'm planning on my Exped SynMat 7 pad. It's been great for tent camping but it's 26" wide - anybody try hanging with one of these? Would I have to let out so much air that it loses functionality? My other option is to borrow somebody's narrower Thermarest or grab some closed cell pads.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

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    Senior Member webhanger's Avatar
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    Welcome! I think you'll find the wider pad nicer. Mess around with it a bit to see what you like. I'm not familiar with that pad. There are some pretty good posts on the DIY section about pads and such that may help you. Have fun hanging. It's not just a pasttime it's an addiction.

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    Welcome to the forums. Yes, many use air pads (me too). Just deflate it enough to conform to the curve of your hammock. I used a Big Agnes Insulated air pad for a few years before finding the joy of an underquilt. You can built a hammock stand (or buy one) so you can hang in the wilds of your apartment.

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Hey from Eugene. Hope you have a great trip. Be sure to post some pics after.

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    Senior Member Davigilante's Avatar
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    I love Bridge City! Welcome from Montana. (I rarely say "howdy.")
    ‟Im in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.″ John Steinbeck

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    Hello and Welcome from Canada!
    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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    I had to laugh at your thread title.
    Welcome from the metropolis of Miami where it's normal to hear 6 different languages spoken in a restaurant, sometimes at the same table! Where "Howdy" is never heard. But when I visit my son at Texas A&M, that's all that I hear, from complete strangers no less! Very suspicious activity!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Senior Member Greenman's Avatar
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    Welcome from across the river, Vancouver Wa. You started at the right place with Shug's Videos. That is how I got started.

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    Welcome from across the pond, Denmark.

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