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  1. #981
    Member beasty-beast's Avatar
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    We are going to on a big backpacking trip next summer, and my friend convinced me this was the lightest way(and the most comfortable

  2. #982
    New Member michi's Avatar
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    An 8 day hiking trip on Corsica with very little level, soft ground to be found convinced me that there must be a better way. Plus the weight savings are pretty enticing.

  3. #983
    Member Thirstybear's Avatar
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    Why I hang

    My family and my brother went to Shenandoah National park last summer for vacation. Until that point I was a ground dweller. He and I decided to do a through hike, he as a hanger and me as groundhog. But alas he brought an extra hammock as a backup which he graciously lent. Needless to say I was hooked! Not just on hanging but through hiking as well. So here we are seven months later and my daughters both have a skeeter beeter my wife has a 1.1 dl blackbird. I have a 1.7 BB ENO double and two diy's. And a winter base load of 16lbs. I am 6"4" and 245 so all my stuff is over sized. Hammock hanger for life!!!

  4. #984
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    Louisville ky
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    Seeing an ENO at the store got me started.

  5. #985
    New Member PingHansen's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
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    Many years ago, I dropped in on my sister unannounced . As there were no extra beds, I had to sleep in a hammock, which was my luck. It was the perfect way to sleep in a hot, humid climate, and I slept much better that I have ever done in a tent, groundhog-wise.

  6. #986
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    Mar 2012
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    In the woods outside of Westminster, SC
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    Hi, a newbie here. Too hard to get up off the ground from a tent anymore and I'm hoping this will be a good alternative for me. I live in the woods too and like to hang in a regular hammock on a frame, but the "U" shape is not comfortable for very long. Saw that there were hammocks made where you can lay flat. Just ordered a HH Expedition. I've lurked here a bit and picked up some info. and am sure that I willl learn alot more when my HH arrives and I attempt set up for the first time. I figured this would also be a good addition to my emergency survival kit.

  7. #987
    New Member LazyFrog's Avatar
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    Good friend/ co worker of mine bought one a while back. He uses it at work sometimes on coffee and lunch break. Intrigued me enough to buy my own. We both use them now for taking a break while hiking the Catskills, or at work, lol. It helps to be on good terms with your boss.

  8. #988
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    Thumbs up newbie to forums and hanging

    The reason? My Sons started about two years ago, at first I was unimpressed with the idea but I tried out one of the hammocks in the back yard and was hooked! I bought the Hennessey a few months later. My first hang was a killer,walked to far up hill and was so totally worn out I set up and slept for like 10 hours or so! That was last year and due to many factors I was unable to get out again. I have a Warbonnet Blackbird on the way so my wife can join me and have been walking every day to get into shape. I can't wait to get out and as often as possible this year!

  9. #989
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    I switched to a hammock so I could have more flexibility in where I can camp, and because I leave less of an impact on the environment when I choose a stealth site, which I often do when I go solo. It's also so much more comfortable!

  10. #990
    New Member Spikemaulmaster's Avatar
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    I was always interested in the HH's we had in the store when I worked at REI once upon a time. It wasn't until many years later I finally picked one up. Despite a poor set up and cooooold back my 1st nights out (my fault on both accounts) I vowed then and there that I'd never sleep on the ground again if at all possible!! Hammocks are the only way to go in my book.

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