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    Great post!

    We have had 1100 new members join in the last 90 days. I want to let you all know, the interest turns into a hobby, that turns into a passion, that turns into an obsession, that turns into an addiction. You will start creating PayPal accounts your spouse does not know about, perhaps get a a P.O. Box so they don't see all the boxes and envelopes arrive, then you buy a scale that and start buying newer, lighter stuff, then you get into DIY gear, lighter stoves, pots, packs, and before you know it, you are cutting chop sticks in half... YOU ARE DOOMED!

    However, Hammock Forums is your confessional and the mods will forgive you.


    STAY
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    P.S. I forgot to mention, the first step in knowing you are addicted...no matter where you are...having dinner with a splendid mountain view, at a soccer field in Birmingham, driving to work, walking the dog, sitting in traffic, looking out the window as your airplane approaches the runway...you will be looking for two trees to hang your hammock!

    swank

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    +1 on that! I just read that post to my wife and she just glared at me with that look or doom.

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    The guys at the post office asked me if I'm a gear tester.
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    Does it ever get better?

    You're doomed........ I keep justifying my purchases.....again......and again.......and again.......and again.......just give in and enjoy the ride!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    We have had 1100 new members join in the last 90 days. I want to let you all know, the interest turns into a hobby, that turns into a passion, that turns into an obsession, that turns into an addiction. You will start creating PayPal accounts your spouse does not know about, perhaps get a a P.O. Box so they don't see all the boxes and envelopes arrive, then you buy a scale that and start buying newer, lighter stuff, then you get into DIY gear, lighter stoves, pots, packs, and before you know it, you are cutting chop sticks in half... YOU ARE DOOMED!

    However, Hammock Forums is your confessional and the mods will forgive you.


    STAY
    CALM
    AND
    HAMMOCK
    ON!

    P.S. I forgot to mention, the first step in knowing you are addicted...no matter where you are...having dinner with a splendid mountain view, at a soccer field in Birmingham, driving to work, walking the dog, sitting in traffic, looking out the window as your airplane approaches the runway...you will be looking for two trees to hang your hammock!

    swank

    Hell, my hammock hasnt even shipped and I'm thinking of where I will first hang it. I dont know if youve ever been to North Dakota, but trees are few and far between. There's state land that opens up April 1 to campers/hunters. I don't know how to bring it up to my wife that I wanna go set up for the night without her thinking I need to be admitted :-p

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    Just make or buy a hammock stand.

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    I've been pretty good lately. Been too busy cutting up what I already bought to make something else out of it. You'll be amazed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by timothy98 View Post
    Just make or buy a hammock stand.

    I've also thought eye bolts in the basement wouldn't hurt anything

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    New blood= a fresh perspective= new ideas= happy hammockers. I will not admit to addiction but I will admit to obsession.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    P.S. I forgot to mention, the first step in knowing you are addicted...no matter where you are...having dinner with a splendid mountain view, at a soccer field in Birmingham, driving to work, walking the dog, sitting in traffic, looking out the window as your airplane approaches the runway...you will be looking for two trees to hang your hammock!

    swank
    This happened to me...I had just visited Neuschwanstein Castle, which is one of the most picturesque castles in Germany (this Disney castle is modeled after it) and the only thing I could think off on the way down from the castle was to pick out all the places that I could hang with my son in the woods surrounding the castle.

    Quote Originally Posted by timothy98 View Post
    Just make or buy a hammock stand.
    +1 on the hammock stand. It's really allowed me to quickly and easily test new gear and ideas. For example, my son was able to dial in his under quilt on our back patio so he wasn't trying to get it fitted correctly on our first night on the trail.

    Good luck, but bottom line...it doesn't get any better.

    Sincerely,
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