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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums. As mentioned above, Cold Butt Syndrome is awful, but easily defeated with an under quilt. If you are good with a sewing machine, you can make your own.
    Having two full sized hammocks is unnecessary for a single trip, as you can use a smaller hammock for your gear, or even sit it on the ground next to your hammock.

    I highly recommend the Shug video series listed above by Mad777. Not only are they informative but wildly humorous.
    -Jeremy

    "If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:11

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    FireInMyBones; he's a mountain goat crossed with a marathoner.
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    Senior Member bhinson's Avatar
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    Welcome to the trees
    From Winnipeg Mb Canada
    This is your one stop shop for all Hammock knowledge

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    Welcome to HF from So. Indiana! As a noob myself, I can't add to the references already cited. I will add that you should review them thoroughly and peruse this site. You will find almost everything you need...plus some wonderful people who will share their experiences with anyone. All they really ask is that you share your own and be respectful. Love the handle, by the way...reminds me of everyone's privilege and responsibilities!
    Andy...
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    "...if Shug didn't make you do it, then it's Dutch's fault!"

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    Thanks all for the welcome. Also I'm from Lansing, Michigan. CBS was felt for sure when I was in it. Also as asked, I don't usually mind the mosquitoes but I might get a net. TIME TO DO RESEARCH!

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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    Hey there.....
    You are onto a fun journey. I hope a few of these videos will help some.
    Shug





    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    Senior Member Veto 65's Avatar
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    Yup, looks like everyone just about covered it. All that is left for me to say is welcome to the forum...


    Welcome to the forum!
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    A big Howdy Doo from southern Ohio!! Watch you some Shug and get out in the woods and just do it After being a ground dweller most of my life this has made camping like a whole new way of life for me, and now all my backpacking buddies who have joined the world of hanging too. And yes cold butt syndrome is bad, very very bad. Getcha an under quilt asap. Or a cheap closed cell foam pad from Walmart will do wonders until you get an underquilt. ENJOY!!
    "I love not man the less, but Nature more."
    Byron

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    Senior Member kk4df's Avatar
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    Welcome from Augusta GA. Winter camping its fun down in the South. :-)

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    Welcome

    Welcome from Southwest Michigan!

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    The very most useful research for me was: Attend a group hang in your area (after watching all Shug's "Noobs" videos and trying a few things in the back yard).

    I have attended four this year (still a newbie).

    The people are just as helpful in person as on this forum - and you get to see many options too. I've made new friends.
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

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