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    Hello from the PAC NW

    Greetings,

    I'm fairly new to hammocking (if that wasn't a word before it is now). Picked up a ENO double nest earlier in the summer. Love the comfort but I'm tired of playing "Chase the sleeping pad." I've been comparison shopping between the ENO hotspot, JRB Mt. Wash. under quilt, Grand Trunk hammock compatible sleeping bag, and just DIYing something. I'll obsess over this issue in the off season but whatever I end up with will need to be light and compact to accommodate my UL backpacking goals. I can banana sleep but prefer to sleep diagonally.

    My background is 10 years Army not-so-light infantry and scouting as a kid. Went through SERE in '99 and was a squad leader in Bosnia the same year. Spent a few years in EMS and now work as an officer friendly.

    I hiked the PCT from White Pass to Chinook this summer and realized that 50lb rucks are for the birds. I'm in the process of refining my setup to <15lbs for a Wonderland Trail solo hike summer 2013 and a PCT through hike when I retire from my current job in 10 years.

    Look forward to learning from you all!

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    welcome from east tenn...aaaaahhh the NW, where i yern to be
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    Senior Member Greenman's Avatar
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    Welcome from Vancouver Washington...... If you have not watch any of Shug's vids I would say watch them. To me he packs light and I have cut 15 pounds of my pack from watching his Vids.

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    Senior Member kk4df's Avatar
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    Welcome from across the country, Augusta GA.

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome from Camano Island!

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    Thanks to all for the warm welcome. As luck would have it, I have family on Camano Island and that was the first location where I tried out my ENO. Our last family camping trip of the year was at St. Helens so not too far away from Vancouver as well.

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    Welcome to the forums, from Ohio.

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    My test hangs are here on Camano - my preferred hangs so far have been in Eastern WA, around Deer Lake...

    Let me know when you come up this way and we'll compare setups (I can even hang under my deck). I'm just past the Plaza.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lothar View Post
    Thanks to all for the warm welcome. As luck would have it, I have family on Camano Island and that was the first location where I tried out my ENO. Our last family camping trip of the year was at St. Helens so not too far away from Vancouver as well.

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    Welcome from Denver! A 15-pound base weight is a great goal and will make a huge difference.
    Brian
    Denver, CO
    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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