how and when I became a hanger?
almost 5 years ago I was out with some good friends to hickory creek in Ohio, I just couldn't ever seem to sleep very long or get comfortable enough in my tent, and yes I am getting older and my bones are stiffer. I started research into hammock backpacking, 1 year of research and phone calls to mfg.'s later I bought a north american by clark, 10 degrees and at the mohican river in february I set up camp, 20 degree down bag, pizza from my outback oven, I nestled in and awoke 12 hours later, not stiff, sore or cold. Used my NA for the last 4 years from Colorado to PA, My new clark 150 will be here this teusday and am off to southern ohio this long weekend to try out the new 150. I never even realized I was a so called hanger til a few months ago when a fellow backpacker told me my hammock was becoming very popular, hmmm, just joined this club today and and glad to see all of you, read your stories and relate in a very good way, thanks for letting me in and mayby we'll see one another on a trail someday, til then, LNT, your fellow hanger, union
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It was nice to get a response, not one I understand, but, still a response.
Originally Posted by UCMWINGS
Hey union ...... I am Shug.
Must be he speaks of some videos I did on hammocking: Hammock How-Tos
Just a bunch of info and nonsense to help new and old folks out .... or perplex 'em!!!!!
Welcome and have a terrific time here.
Ha, I have found the shug vids, very entertaining and informative, now I understand! What a card!! Thanks for the welcome, I'm sure after poking around the forums and getting to know some of you I'll feel more comfortable.Thank you again. Shucks Shug, you got me!!
Originally Posted by Shug
need help choosing a rig
i am not yet a hammockeer but i am on the verge
I used to do some rough camping when i was younger Unfortunately due to smoking my pipes clogged up and i couldnt walk any distance without pain Cut a long story short I stopped smoking 2 yrs ago and in november i had my pipes reamed Now i can walk and am thinking of doing some light hiking I kept up with car camping but its not the same as being in the woods.
Can anybody help me on choosing the right set up
I aim to do max two to three day hikes three season
I was thinking of the HH ultra light with the larger tarp and the super shelter system (i dont like being cold) the only other contender seems to be a clark
I live in brooklyn and am looking for a place thah you can camp in the woods and light a fire without anybody bothering you within 45 minutes to an hours drive
Any help would be appreciated before i take the plunge
Thanks in advance for your help
Very cool cja.
Age + old low-back injury = hammock.
I couldn't stand sleeping on the ground when I was 15 let alone nearly 50. I was thrilled to learn about camping hammocks to say the least.
I am a victim of that Shug guy... I have terrible sleeping problems and looked to the hammock for some relief.. Heading out first of May for a 3-4 day bowhunt for turkey... Sleepin in a black bird...
Ha-ha-ha .... another victim succumbs!!!!
Originally Posted by Stan
All I can say is after a long hard hike this weekend for 3 nights my knees were tired at days end and after a night in the hammock I awoke with the knees of a teenager......
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