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    My wife recently provided additional proof of the OP's opinion. She is an avid day-hiker but not a camper, however, I convinced her to attend the Annual Florida Hang last month.
    She emphatically said to me, "I get it now. It's not about the hammocks, it's about the people!"
    She's already packed for next year!
    Mike
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    Its to hard to show cynicism when your posting from a hammock. Great post.

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    I couldn't agree more! Shug might have made me want to hang, but Hammockforums made it all possible. I never would have gotten to the level of skill and knowledge that i am at without the help from everyone here.
    -Jon-
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    Well said, OP and every one responding so far! That is the atmosphere I found when I showed up here 6 years ago. Similarly, when I put faces with user names after I got to my first group hang ( Neo's fall get together ) the next fall after joining:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=2173

    and on later backpack trips to the Sipsey with groups of HF folks. On the net or in person, this is just a bunch of folks who enjoy helping other folks out, especially when it comes to helping noobs learn how to use a hammock!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    On that "answering the same NOOB questions over and over," sometimes the answer changes, as things evolve.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    It really is special 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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    I couldn't agree more. I'm a prt of several forums but nothing like this. I come here every day; yes, for the information and technical help, but mainly for the people. The character of the charaters is what impresses me. I long for the chance to hike and hang with the folks I've talked to, with and read about (maybe even sing a harmony with the Hickery Brothers). Brothers wife was right...it's the people, not the hammocks.
    See my store @ http://msdaddydaddy.wordpress.com/

    No wound? No scar?
    Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
    And piercèd are the feet that follow Me.
    But thine are whole; can he have followed far
    Who hast no wound or scar?

    Excerpt from a poem by Amy Carmichael
    Missionary to orphans in India.
    She suffered much -- and bore much eternal fruit.

    There are Crock Pots and there are Microwaves. The world does microwaves; God does crock pots.

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    Im just gonna say.....

    Agreed, what a great group of people!

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    And it just keeps getting better.

    And it just keeps getting better and better. I posted a message earlier this week simply asking a question about what product or DIY solution I could buy/make to do something and BAM! Someone offered to send me something that they had lying around, that they didn't need, that THEY paid for AND they sent it to me on their own dime. Its that kind of genuineness that makes others, myself included, want to give to others and contribute. It Blew my mind. Amazing.

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    +1 on all of the above, and allow me to link to what HF did for me:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=59537

    Love this place!
    People on this forum are absolutely incredible. I wish we could discover new land and inhabit it all together. :-) - Deadphans

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