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    Senior Member OldRagFreeze's Avatar
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    Guy walks into REI...

    ... And grabs two carabiners, heads to the climbing counter and asks for twenty foot of one inch webbing. The clerk says 'hammock rig, right?' True story, from my buddy who is setting up his first rig.
    "We're the Sultans of Swing."

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    Senior Member Mister Dark's Avatar
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    The signs of an addiction are easy to spot. .
    It could be that the purpose of my life is merely to serve as a warning to others.

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    That's good news. It means we're making progress in our quest to increase awareness of hammock camping.
    .
    So many trees, so little time...
    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    Glad to see the disease is spreading!!! I would love to see some numbers on percent of campers/hikers using hammocks and the trend over time.

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    I was in my local REI looking at the webbing and that was the same question I was asked. I hadn't even talked yet.
    Insanity Happens...

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    Yep, I went into EMS to pick up some webbing and rope. First question was "Hammock camping?" All 3 of the clerks also hammock camp. We compared notes and I gave them the URL to here.

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    The store manager for the new REI opening here Mar 1 said they realize that hammocks are very popular around here. Great news to hear they're prepared. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boilers23 View Post
    Glad to see the disease is spreading!!! I would love to see some numbers on percent of campers/hikers using hammocks and the trend over time.
    See, I am of the opposite philosophy. I dont want a lot of hammock campers...they take all the great trees

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    I had the same experience when I was looking for rap rings....

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    Senior Member OldRagFreeze's Avatar
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    I wasn't so much surprised that they're familiar with hammock camping, but I was surprised that they're familiar with the whoopie and MSH/toggle style of suspension.
    "We're the Sultans of Swing."

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