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    Senior Member matthew2000tx's Avatar
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    Hello from San Antonio, Texas

    I've been a car camper for years and I'm getting tired all my heavy camping gear so I want to keep it simple and light. User Risk has helped inform my views on lightweight camping and I've camped with him in Texas and was always interesting in his gear. As I search for gear I'm interesting in giving hammock camping a try. Joined to site to learn more.

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    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
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    You've certainly come to the right place. Welcome aboard and dive right in, lots of information here to process.
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    howfy from east tenn.
    Ignorance is simply not knowing, Stupidity is knowing and not doing. "Stupidity should be painful"


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    Howdy from Baytown, TX!

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    Welcome to the insanity from south Texas...
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    Welcome from Rosenberg. Come on down to the hang on the Lone Star Trail in two weeks:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=66105

    Lots of good folk will be there, give you a chance to look at different set-ups.

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    Welcome aboard!
    Pick up a copy of "The Ultimate Hang". Watch Shug's videos. Go over to that hang that SArgevining mentioned.
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    Welcome from Austin
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    Senior Member Risk's Avatar
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    Welcome to the madness Matt! You are already getting a ton of useful advice. I've read the book mentioned and it is fun and easy and useful. You have seen an couple of my hammocks and already know of a very nice place to hang behind the Star Shed. Your backyard may have trees about the right distance apart as well.

    In your part of Texas, the cedars are terrible for hanging - shaped like they are cabbages. However, there are usually nice spots for hanging from other trees if you look around.

    Watch out for fire ants while you are looking up into the trees.
    Rick (Risk)
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    Welcome, matthew! Yes, I recently gave all my heavy gear to my younger and stronger son. UL is truly awesome and there is a lot to learn here.

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    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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