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    New guy from North Carolina

    Hi all,

    I got pulled this way thanks to BushcraftUSA forums where over time I started getting interested in hammocks.

    Well I got interested and started reading, watched videos (Especially Shug's) and doing my due diligence and research.

    I read a thread about the $25 hammocks at Walmart, blue things but seemed cheap enough to give it a shot. Worst case I could use it to hold gear or something.

    After watching Shug's videos I wanted to try whoopie slings since the suspension that came on it was awful in my eyes so at Thanksgiving when Redden offered free shipping I ordered 50ft of amsteel and made myself a set of whoopies.

    About an hour of work got me a set of ~6ft whoopies, had them installed on the hammock and the next day I grabbed a set of tie straps to use as makeshift tree straps and a few long smooth bolts and up she went.



    Not bad for my first hang:



    Got the wife to try it out a little later and she didn't want to get out.

    Haven't laid in it for long or in trees far enough apart but that will come.

    I now need to find some tree straps and either use a blue tarp I have or get a better one to try this out in the woods for real.


    I would like to thank you all for enabling me with a new hobby.

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    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard. Check out the many great group hangs we have in the area for good hands on knowledge and to see and try out many great setups.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

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    old4hats's Avatar
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    Welcome from Georgia, and if you think that one is comfortable, there are many that are more so. I have one like yours and have enjoyed many hours in it in the yard. Hope you really get into this stuff, it is so much fun.

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Glad to see you jumped right in! Welcome aboard, from Ohio.

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    flatline's Avatar
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    welcome to Hammock Forums and hey from high point nc.

    >_please add your name to the world wide H F member location list_<


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    Welcome from SC.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Welcome from the New River Valley in Virginia!
    High ground is dry ground!
    Moondoggy

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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    Whooooo Buddy)))))))
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    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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    Welcome from SC, and I'm a member of Bushcraft USA also

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