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    Senior Member toygun's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by crocodome View Post
    She really does. Not for the hammocks... just amazing in so many ways. I always wish I could have seen her/met her when we were both little kids. It's that "soul-mate" thing we have going on... I couldn't even begin to explain how/why as words are insufficient. But I'll save my interpretive dance for another time.

    Yeah... you guys will fit in nicely around here. Welcome to the family and hug your wife for us!!
    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    Terrific way to get the whole family started. Lucky guy.
    Another thing I would suggest is reading up thouroghly about hang angles and making your hammock comfortable, then test everything out yourself before the wife and kids try them out. Sure wouldn't want them to have a rough first night and get discouraged right off the bat.
    Good advice, PapaSmurf! I have done such a thing (read up on angles, ridge lines, whoopies, diagonals, etc. as well as ingested a great volume of Shug vids). Definitely planning on getting the systems figured out before subjecting my wife and daughter to it. My son and I are good for guinea pigging.

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    Senior Member Mouseskowitz's Avatar
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    Enjoy!!! It's fun and addicting. And it's awesome you can get your whole family involved!

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    That's what I call going all in. Enjoy

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    My wife and i enjoyed several of my hobbies together until we got married, after which her interest suddenly waned.

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    My first hammock purchase was a WBBB and mamajamba tarp, you will not be disappointed.

    Get yourself plenty on stakes and guy line, you gonna need a bunch of both (up to 6 stakes and 100' of line per hammock).

    Learn the knots before you head outside, it will save yall a bunch of time and headaches (or butt aches depending on how you fall).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    Unless you have a batch of trees in the yard you better make 4 turtledog stands so everyone gets a chance to be outside together with the new gear.
    Welcome from Denver and +1 on the above.

    Some of the best advice I got and that really works in practice is to do lots of backyard tryouts. That allows you to get the gear easily dialed in but especially lets you get the family comfortable and used to it in a safe environment.

    I love my Blackbirds, but my turtledog stands (I don't have enough trees in my backyard) are maybe my most important pieces of gear.
    Brian
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    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyscout67 View Post
    My first hammock purchase was a WBBB and mamajamba tarp, you will not be disappointed.

    Get yourself plenty on stakes and guy line, you gonna need a bunch of both (up to 6 stakes and 100' of line per hammock).

    Learn the knots before you head outside, it will save yall a bunch of time and headaches (or butt aches depending on how you fall).
    Funny!

    We are well stocked...and i remember many knots from my scouting days. We still camp so the concepts are not new. Just excited to literally take it to a higher level.

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    Sweet! what a way to get started!
    "Mother Gue", I says "the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world," and by God, I was right. Keep your nose in the wind and your eye along the skyline.

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    We'll need 4 pics, one for each of those two resting feet in their hammock.
    Syb
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