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    New Florida Hanger

    Hi all. I stopped and picked up a SN Eno Friday on my way to camping for two days. Thought I'd give hanging a try since I always find myself sweating in my tent. Here in FL we were dealing with 85+ this weekend so I knew I was in for a rough nights sleep if I was inside.

    Had an ok experience with my first hang, although I may return the SN for a DN as I'm 6'3" 215lbs and could probably enjoy a little more room. I'm too cheap to throw down for a net and fly all at once and I wanted to try and see if I liked it first. I just used a light blanket and some deep woods off to keep the skeeters away.

    I look forward to learning from all the pro's, thanks for everyone's contribution to this forum.

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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. A group of us spent a hot weekend down on the Lake Wales Ridge SF. Took awhile to cool down enough to sleep Friday but Saturday night was better with a breeze. Keep an eye open for a group hang in your area.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    New Florida Hanger

    Welcome from the Palm Beaches. Hope to meet you on the trails someday. I was with olddog this past weekend and agree with his recommendation to find a group hang.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Welcome from Jax!
    Something hidden. Go and find it. Go, and look behind the Ranges. Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you . . . Go! - Rudyard Kipling

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    Senior Member engine386's Avatar
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    welcome from orlando

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    Welcome from Gainesville!

    If you're looking for a net on the cheap, and are not DIY capable (if you are, I highly suggest checking out the various designs in the DIY forum here), it may be worth looking into a cheapo head net from your local Army/Navy surplus store (most sell the Coghlan's brand), worn with a baseball cap or visor to keep it off of your face while you sleep. Won't do as much for your body (so, come summer, you'll want to invest in a full-sized net for down here), but it'll keep your neck and face from being eaten. They run ~$5 to ~$10.

    Just a thought...
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
    --Floridahanger

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    Senior Member MightyMouse's Avatar
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    Another welcome from Jacksonville! (Duffy's my better half)

    We were at hang with Olddog and MAD777 - among others - to gear-test new DIY down underquilts. HA! Leave it to Florida to have schizoid weather!

    Good people here (FLRider does D-I-Y Almost Everything, I think), hope you learn lots and join us for a hang when you can!
    Real Freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. ~ Charles Lindbergh

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    welcome from ga!!!
    Peanuts

    "A womans place is on the trail"

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    Welcome from Wauchula. I'm pretty new to hanging myself. Was hoping I'd get to hang with everyone at Arbuckle, but I had to park cars at Flywheelers. I'm a youth pastor so my weekends are Friday and Saturday... unless I have to work those days

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    Thanks for all the Welcomes. I'm headed down to the Peace River for some camping and canoeing this weekend. Guess I better go pick up a sleeping bag since the weather is gonna be in the 40s at night.

    I did trade my SN in for a DN, should give me some more room and comfort. See you guy/gals around!

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