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    New Member ewmccraw's Avatar
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    Hello from Virgina...

    Hey everyone.

    I'm getting back in to camping (specifically backpacking) come spring, I was planning on tent camping, then I stumbled onto some youtube videos from a guy called Shug (some may know him). Well, since watching those I think I have the hammock bug now. I really like the flexibilty a hammock provides. I just don't where to start or what's good.

    I think most of my trips will be in cooler weather(40's for the lows maybe), I'm not much for summer heat.

    I would really appreciate any advice you would be willing to offer..

    Thanks.

    Ed

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    Welcome! I don't have much advise to give you as I have just started hammock camping this past fall so have a bunch to learn. My best advise is read everything here and watch all of Shug's videos. That is what I did and I now have my hammock set up and am working on other gear.

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    Welcome and just PM me any questions you may have ill be glad to help if I can!
    High ground is dry ground!
    Moondoggy

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    Whooooo Buddy)))))))))))
    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!!!!



    Shug's YouTube Videos

    Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs

    Shug and Friends Jammin'

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    Welcome

    Welcome from GA.

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Senior Member kk4df's Avatar
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    Another welcome from Augusta. You're making the right decision. I'll be enjoying my hammock on my backpacking trip this weekend. Bring on some cold weather!

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    New Member ewmccraw's Avatar
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    Hey!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Whooooo Buddy)))))))))))
    Shug


    Hey Shug! Gotta say I really enjoy your videos. I guess you're to blame for me wanting to get a hammock! I do like that Blackbird!

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    New Member ewmccraw's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone, i can't wait to get into this. Now I gotta figure out how much my wife will let me get away with spending!

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    welcome.i say just whip you up a hammock and start testing it out. The sooner you start hanging the sooner you'll know what you want and need
    It's not the fall im scared of, it's the sudden stop at the end!!!

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