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    First time hanger

    Hello everyone, As you might can tell I am new to Hammock camping ( First trip, overnight 2/1/2013). I had camped using tents up until I was injured in the military and lost the use of my left arm. I had not been camping in over 8 years. I had heard about hammock camping and was interested and a really good friend offered to let me borrow his rig to try out. I wanted to see if I could setup one handed or maybe with a little help or modification. Letís just say I have found my long lost friend. I am now looking to get into this a lot more. I trying to look around and get a feel for what might work for me in gear (hammock, tarp, backpack ect). Iím very interested in the War bonnet Blackbird so I think thatís a start. I look forward to learning lots and getting back into camping

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    Sep 2012
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    Irmo, South Carolina
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    Welcome from another hanger in South Carolina.

    You should be fast friends with Junebugdawn and ChickenWing, both are in Greenwood and both are not only great people, but veritable fonts of great information.

    Hope to see you at one of the group hangs (we try for around once a monthish)!
    Vice-Chairman, Palmetto State Hangers

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    Thanks for the welcome I know Junebug from Geocaching circles.....

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    Gresh's Avatar
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    Ah, then you have a ready-made resource already in your pocket! She's responsible for the manufacture of my hammock, the Swamp Sling.
    Vice-Chairman, Palmetto State Hangers

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    May 2012
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    Birdsboro, PA
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    Welcome from PA. Thank you for your service. As you come across obstacles post them up here. There are a lot of great people with problem solving abilities.
    Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. ... To live only for some future goal is shallow. Itís the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. Here's where things grow.

    Robert M. Pirsig

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PaCampingDad

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    Quote Originally Posted by doogie View Post
    ... Thank you for your service. As you come across obstacles post them up here. There are a lot of great people with problem solving abilities.
    DEFINITELY!
    Also nice to "meet" a fellow hangin cacher . . . I'm working on a blog which cover both topics, plus some other cool stuff. Check the link below.

    -Klauss
    Last edited by Klaussinator; 02-05-2013 at 14:32. Reason: GC
    My Blog: http://www.klaussinator.com * Check out the new site! *
    My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/rexmichaelson

    "Forced ingenuity is the drive of a life well lived."

    "But hey, 2 trees anywhere is a bedroom waiting to happen, right?" ~Wolf

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    Apr 2012
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    Houma,LA
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    Welcome from S. Louisiana and thank you for your service! You have the bug now so hold on, its a trip!
    "Life's short, if you don't stop and look around every once in a while you might miss it". FB

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    Welcome from across town!!! Glad you are here!!! Great to have more SC hangers in the house!

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    Welcome from central Indiana. Thanks for your service and sacrifice too.
    There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
    Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

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    Welcome from the upstate and thank you for your service.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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