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    New Member BleedLikeAViking's Avatar
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    Howdy from WNY (Western New York)

    Howdy guys,

    Just started backpacking this summer and ironically enough I slept in a hammock for my first ever trip. I had camped previously before on the ground, but after just two nights in a hammock I made using an old bed sheet and paracord I was hooked on sleeping in a hammock. Later that summer I spent a week in that very same hammock and was comfy as can be. I used a $0.99 tarp from a home improvement center as shelter those two times. I soon realized though that my super cheap set up was not ideal, so I went ahead and bought some ripstop nylon out of the bargain-bin at Walmart ($1.50/yard) and sewed up my own DIY hammock. And that is about all I have been able to improve thus far because I am a poor college student, ha ha. I will probably have to return to the ground for fall backpacking unless I can find some way to turn $125-$150 into a decent fall set-up to keep me warm, but I digress.

    Hopefully in joining this forum I will be able to learn from all the seasoned hangers here and in turn become seasoned myself. Would like to give a shout out to Shug for mentioning this site in his YouTube videos, Whoooo buddy!

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    grannypat's Avatar
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    In the woods outside of Westminster, SC
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    Welcome from SC. You should be sure to check out the DIY thread. Lots of good ideas for a poor college student.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Join Date
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    Welcome from So. Indiana! I'm a noob myself to hangin', but there is a lot of great stuff...and great people...on the forums! Good luck!
    Andy...
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    "...if Shug didn't make you do it, then it's Dutch's fault!"

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    DuctTape's Avatar
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    welcome to the addiction.

    I am right down the big toll rd from you. I head to the adks quite often. Give a holler if you want to join me sometime!

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    perrito's Avatar
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    Welcome doood!
    perrito

    "If a man speaks in the woods, and there is no woman there to hear, is he still wrong?"

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
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    Welcome from Williamsville.

    We've been talking about having a WNY hiker's hang in the Spring. Welcome to the club.

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    welcome from east tenn.
    Ignorance is simply not knowing, Stupidity is knowing and not doing. "Stupidity should be painful"


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    Come check out our Creation
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    Welcome from across the river in Niagara Falls, Ont!

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