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    What have I done?

    Hello folks, from Duluth, MN.

    Last fall we made a day trip to Itasca state park and in their gift shop were incredibly cheap nylon hammocks ($17). They were weight rated to 210, and I'm 250, but I figured for $17, oh well -- I had always wanted to sit in one.

    Within 4 days of having this hammock, I went to buy a much more sturdy ENO SN, with a more appropriate weight rating because my head exploded with so much awesome. I couldn't believe what I've been missing out on for so long. It's incredibly comfortable and I look forward to the weather warming up to start enjoying it again. I'll be adding a tarp, bug net, underquilt, etc., but it's too expensive to get all at once. Hopefully I'll have a full camping setup by June.

    Day two with the cheapo, a whopping 5" off the ground lol:
    Last edited by ttilberg; 01-07-2013 at 14:04. Reason: added photo

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    Hey Ttilberg, welcome to the forum. The hammock bug has bitten you. Don't worry though, it just keeps getting better

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    Yeah it's awesome. Glad you found it, keep it hangin'!

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    Had one hammock for a year, loved it... Found this site, a few months ago and now I have three and plans to make a DIY. You have been warned.

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    Welcome, tilberg! Yes, it is quite a revelation. I'd had a hammock for a long time to lounge in but then found this site through researching ultra-light camping. I'm now hooked on hammock camping.

    You'll find these forums a great experience.

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    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    welcome to a new life off the ground

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    Senior Member Les Rust's Avatar
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    Welcome, yes, your thoughts will be lighter, your gear will be lighter, your pack will be lighter, and...no doubt, your wallet will be lighter. There's probably no turning back now. Enjoy.

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    Welcome aboard, and remember 5 inches off the ground is still off the ground.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

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    Welcome to Hammock Forums ttilberg. Lots of great info and good people here on HF. Enjoy.
    MT

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    Welcome to HF!
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