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    Member Polkster13's Avatar
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    Howdy from the Hill Country in Texas!

    I have been an avid camper and hiker for many years. Have done just mostly tent camping and a short stint of RV camping (pop-up camper) when my daughter was in middle school and high school. Now I have a DDD (L5-S1) and cannot sleep comfortably on hard surfaces. Then I discovered hammock camping and now I am getting back out there backpacking and kayak camping using a hammock.

    I have an ENO Pronest Hammock, ENO Bug Net and ENO ProFly. I am going to switch out the rain fly for something that is the same size but half the weight. I am also going to replace the 'biners and other hanging hardware with all Samson Amsteel and Tree Huggers. I will also be adding an ARL as soon as I can my buddy to show me how to make one.

    I have also rediscovered backpacking and am working on getting my entire pack weight down to 25 pounds for a three-day trip.

    In addition, I am 5' 7" tall and weighted over 176 pounds last November. I changed my eating habits and have dropped my weight down to 142 pounds as of this morning. My ultimate goal is 140 pounds. I just need to make it through the holiday season without gaining back a bunch of weight.

    I am looking forward to reading about what others do while hammocking and also helping me out with my newbe questions.

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    welcome from NC! and good luck on keeping the weight down this holiday season! i too am fairly new to hanging. but ill tell ya, this site has helped me a lot! ever have a question just post a thread. ive been on here just a few days and all my questions have been answered in fairly fast times!

    good luck and keep hammocking!

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    Howdy and welcome to the trees.

    For a drink out of the fire hydrant of information, head a couple of hours east in November and hang with us.

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    Welcome from DFW. Love the Hill Country ...

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    Senior Member SunnyBunny's Avatar
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    Hello neighbor.

    The past couple day in hill country was chill enough to test some underquilt, what fun

    Also congrat about the healthy weight.

    Welcome.
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    "Your life starts at Point A and ends at Point B. Kick maximum ***!....." Ted Nugent (before he gone bats**t crazy)

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    Welcome from Charlotte

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    New Member LEAGLE's Avatar
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    Welcome to the most practical "library" I've ever come across!

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    Welcome to the forums from Indiana!

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    Welcome to the forums, from Ohio.

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    Senior Member Throkda's Avatar
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    Welcome again from DFW...I grew up in the Hill Country and hope to make it back down there someday.
    "Can't we all just live in trees and hammocks?"
    -- Sam Gribley, My Side of the Mountain

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