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    Just when I thought I was out.......

    Just when I thought that I was out...................you drag me back in!


    I took the plunge.............again!

    I had a terrible experience this past summer on my first over nighter. I hastily made the decision to sell my stuff and stick with ground dwelling! Many of you encouraged me to stick with it, try again, don't give up! Some even offered to buy my stuff....after I tried again-giving the encouragement that I might like it and if not, my stuff would be snatched up! I didn't listen! I sold my stuff and said good riddance.


    Buuuut, the desire to swing from the trees kept nagging at me. I started coming back on here and started reading, and reading, and more reading. I found myself rewatching Shug's Noob series over and over again. My funny money fund has started racking up and I've been wondering if I should try it again.

    Well today I did it! I bought another WBBB and Superfly! I decided to take advantage of Warbonnett's sale. I went with the 1.1 double this time (had the 1.7 double the 1st time.).

    So........just a quick thank you to all on this site that encouraged me to try again. And a special thanks to Shug!
    Last edited by Mr. Tettnanger; 12-26-2012 at 17:03.

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    Congrats and welcome back to the fold! That Warbonnet sale was hard to avoid...
    Brian
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    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tettnanger View Post
    Just when I thought that I was out...................you drag me back in!


    I took the plunge.............again!

    I had a terrible experience this past summer on my first over nighter. I hastily made the decision to sell my stuff and stick with ground dwelling! Many of you encouraged me to stick with it, try again, don't give up! Some even offered to buy my stuff....after I tried again-giving the encouragement that I might like it and if not, my stuff would be snatched up! I didn't listen! I sold my stuff and said good riddance.


    Buuuut, the desire to swing from the trees kept nagging at me. I started coming back on here and started reading, and reading, and more reading. I found myself rewatching Shug's Noob series over and over again. My funny money fund has started racking up and I've been wondering if I should try it again.

    Well today I did it! I bought another WBBB and Superfly! I decided to take advantage of Warbonnett's sale. I went with the 1.1 double this time (had the 1.7 double the 1st time.).

    So........just a quick thank you to all on this site that encouraged me to try again. And a special thanks to Shug!
    I quit because I couldn't sleep in a gathered end. Went back to the ground and hated every second of it. It really discouraged me from leading backpacking trips. I decided to do whatever it took to make it work. Warbonnet's sale made it easy and I bought a WBRR. I'm so glad to be back. Hammocking makes backpacking fun for me.
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday...there is no someday.

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    You can check any time you like, but you can never leave....

    Either way, keep yourself going out and enjoying fresh air, trees, rocks, water...
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    I've got a friend that married the same woman three times...
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    glad you "hung" in there and will give hanging another chance!!

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    Welcome back.

    Try to get into as many different hammocks as possible. They all have different lay.


    Good Luck.

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    welcome back to the madness

    you can never have enough hammocks
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    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    Welcome back! Can't wait to get out in mine again.

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    welcome back. hopefully it works out for you this time apparently there was something you liked enough to give it two more tries "say it once, say it twice, third times a charm"
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