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    New Member Atticus21's Avatar
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    Hello from Denver

    I am a Newbie.

    I went camping with some friends near Keystone, Co a few weeks ago ( late September). 75 degree days...but it got below freezing at night. I slept in a giant tent with another guy. He forgot the fly on the tent so we got to star gaze and freeze. I was in a Costco 25 degree bag.... In the morning I could barely move. I did not sleep much. But the third member of the party popped out of his hammock in the AM, fresh as a flower. He had some weird blanket thing below the hammock and a fluffy blanket above. The night before I thought him a "tool" for sleeping in that rig. In the morning ... I wanted to be that guy.

    ... Fast forward a few weeks. I found out that Brandon of Warbonnet fame happened to be 25 minutes from my house! A phone call later and I met Brandon at his shop. He gave me a personal tour and about a 1.5 hour tutorial on hammocks. I also talked to the guys in the shop. I hung in a Blackbird. I hung in the new RidgeRunner. I saw tarps and quilts. I handled guy line and stakes.

    In the end I was happy to buy from a local guy who spend so much time with a noob like me. I purchased a blemished RidgeRunner at a good price. I have been hanging for naps in the basement with a piece of Reflectix from Home Depot and my crappy Costco bag.. Bliss.

    I am now researching underquilts vs. sleeping pads (Big Agnes vs Exped) and a top quilt vs a nice sleeping bag.

    I am due to camp a night at Buena Vista, Co. with the same guys in mid November. This time I vow to be ready.

    Thanks for a great forum. I appreciate the advice and knowledge on these web pages.

    God Bless.

    ~ Phillip

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    Senior Member XSrcing's Avatar
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    Welcome to the hanging world.

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    welcome from east tenn.
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    Naps in a hammock = bliss. Well said. You're on a great path. Welcome from New Jersey.
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome from another Denver hanger!
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    welcome from slightly north (black hills of sd) was just down in your neck of the woods for the colorado fall hang and ridgerunner release party, you are right about Brandon, heck of a nice guy and makes some really great gear.....my gf (sodakgrrl) ended up leaving there with a brand new ridgerunner of her own and loves it, welcome aboard

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    Welcome from Chester, SC.

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    Quote-The night before I thought him a "tool" for sleeping in that rig. In the morning ... I wanted to be that guy. Quote

    Great quote. Sounds like you had a great intro and fallow up. Welcome to the forum. Happy hanging.

    bill
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    Great story! Welcome to the forums from Indiana!

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