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    Retired in SC

    Hi all! I'm recently-retired military living on my Army pension in South Carolina. With this limited budget in mind, I researched this forum and all other resources I could find to determine a low-cost hammock that I could afford AND be of sufficient quality and features that I wouldn't have to buy a new hammock in the next year or so. I found the Hammock Bliss NoSeeUmNoMore for $80 and ordered it. I'm still awaiting its arrival (actually, it hasn't even shipped after almost two weeks!....frustrating). in the meantime, I'm learning SO MUCH on HF! Thanks to all of you who are contributing your wealth of knowledge and experience!

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    Welcome from Irmo, all the way across the Dam!

    If you have any questions that my limited experience can answer, ask away! Love to know more locals!
    Vice-Chairman, Palmetto State Hangers

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    Welcome to HF! Some of us are going to camping/hanging at Sesqui State Park in Columbia the end of this month...with a potential date change to the 1st week in Nov. Details in the link below. We'd love to have you join us if possible or at least stop by to visit, check out gear, etc!

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=60692

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    welcome to the hammock habit...you will be able to fine some great advice from a wonder group here!!

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    ¡Hola! from Columbia! I'm relatively inexperienced to hanging myself, but it's good to know there are fellow hammockers in close proximity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamph View Post
    ¡Hola! from Columbia! I'm relatively inexperienced to hanging myself, but it's good to know there are fellow hammockers in close proximity.
    Oh, look! Another local I overlooked.

    So many locals!
    Vice-Chairman, Palmetto State Hangers

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    welcome to the madness from a retired jarhead.

    Go attend a group hang and you will learn alot about hanging. Lots of group hangs down there in SC.
    Merchants Mill Pond SP Swamp Hang

    www.neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    Hammock Gear Time Line ..............Hammock Friendly Sites in NC

    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    welcome from the upstate. i use to live in columbia.

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    Welcome from the Upstate of SC. It's not the cost of the hammock that gets the wallet, its the accessories.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Retired in IN!

    Welcome from a recent retiree in IN. My lovely wife is still employed...so I claim to be a 'kept man'!!! . It's a great gig! Hope you have as much fun as this noob is having! Great stuff on here and it has re-kindled my love for hiking & camping outdoors. Great folks too! Very helpful and willing to share...love the community. Enjoy!
    Andy...
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