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    New from Hamilton, Ontario

    Hello everyone, I've only just started to explore this forum. I've never tried hammock camping, and I'm a little overwhelmed by all of the choices. Looks like there's plenty of info here to start with - and a lot of activity in Ontario.

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    Hey, Niagara Falls here, I am a noob too.I just bought my first hammock hours ago!

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    Looks like you got the HH Explorer Delux Zip? I've been looking at the same one at MEC. Problem is, I don't want to jump in and spend tons of money (hammock, tarp, suspension, underquilt, etc., etc.) without knowing a bit more about my options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shingaling View Post
    Looks like you got the HH Explorer Delux Zip? I've been looking at the same one at MEC. Problem is, I don't want to jump in and spend tons of money (hammock, tarp, suspension, underquilt, etc., etc.) without knowing a bit more about my options.
    I totally agree, I have spent what seem forever reading and watching. Shingaling-watch some of Shugs videos. I found him very informative, along with alot of the articles on here! good luck!

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    Welcome! many of us go to Valens conservation area in the winter in your neck of the woods. You're lucky you're so close and it would be a good place for you to meet people and see different set ups. Keep an eye out in the trip planning forum for EGL (Eastern Great Lakes). You can read up on some trip reports from hangs we've had at Valens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shingaling View Post
    Hello everyone, I've only just started to explore this forum. I've never tried hammock camping, and I'm a little overwhelmed by all of the choices. Looks like there's plenty of info here to start with - and a lot of activity in Ontario.
    Greetings and Welcome to the forum from a fellow Ontario Hanger in Oshawa.

    Quote Originally Posted by cdnrogue View Post
    Hey, Niagara Falls here, I am a noob too.I just bought my first hammock hours ago!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Welcome! many of us go to Valens conservation area in the winter in your neck of the woods. You're lucky you're so close and it would be a good place for you to meet people and see different set ups. Keep an eye out in the trip planning forum for EGL (Eastern Great Lakes). You can read up on some trip reports from hangs we've had at Valens.
    Bubba is correct that Valens is a pretty convenient location for hammock hanging. Since you're so close in Hamilton, it would be a great place to get some experience hanging in colder temperatures and meet other area hangers.

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    Thanks, guys, I'll definitely keep an eye out for events at Valens.

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