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    Hanging in the Great White North

    Hey all!

    The name is Rob and I sort of got into hanging by accident! I grew up in Northern Ontario so a lot of my camping took place out of a canoe, which means I could pretty much bring along whatever I wanted so long as I was willing to lug it over the portages; so I always had a tent. Eventually I got into sea kayaking so I could explore more of the Great Lakes, and that's where packing was a bit tricky. You pretty much have to pack your gear loose in your kayak, so the smaller the better.

    It wasn't until I moved out to the BC Coast to do some guiding with my friends that I actually took on hanging. I was rummaging through our gear shed for spare parts when I came across an Eno hammock that must have been left behind by a former guide, and with no one to claim it, it was all mine! I tried it on one of my trips and am hooked for life.

    When paddling with guests we don't exactly pack light, so the more space I can save in my own boat, the better. The hammock is just so convenient. I only need about 1/3 the space for my hammock system, depending on the weather I don't even bother with a pad, and since all of the good tent spots end up getting taken by my guests, being able to hang anywhere there are two trees is a life saver on my back.

    I'm here looking to lighten my load even more, speed up/simplify my pitch and tear down, get into winter systems and to improve my hanging experience in general. I think I'm in the right place, and hope I can contribute as well!

    Happy Hanging.

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    Welcome to the forums from southern Ontario.

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    Welcome to the forums from Indiana. Become a donating member and you'll have access to the paddling section.

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    Welcome from the Near North of Ontario!

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    Welcome from Thunder Bay!! where in northern Ontario are you from? As mentioned, become a donating member to access the paddling section but even if you don't, you will learn so much about hammocking on this site you'll be blown away!
    Debi

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    Hello and Welcome from north of Toronto!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Welcome to the forums from Toronto as well!

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    Senior Member Ewker's Avatar
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    howdy and welcome from Tennessee
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
    Spirit Walker

    Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool. ― Mark Twain

    Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Senior Member Labrador's Avatar
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    Welcome. You are definetly in the right spot. Can you point a want to be kayaker somewhere that is as helpful as this forum is?

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