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    Way cool story. Sorry for your loss!
    I second the invitation to come & visit us at one of our "Hangouts", I think the next one is in the spring in Hot Springs NC. And PLEASE bring your "Old" hammock, it truely is a treasure & I for one would love to see it.

    And of course: WELCOME ABOARD, we have been waiting for you.
    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
    PAIN is INEVITABLE. MISERY is OPTIONAL.

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    Wow what an introduction! Welcome to the HF! I grew up camping in 1950s GA Blakely, Bainbridge, Columbus, Warner Robbins and Rome. But it was all on the ground, had not ever heard of hammock camping until a little over 2 years ago. Snakes were always a worry in my youth.
    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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    Normally as a new guy, I'd welcome you to the Hanging Gang.... Guess you are the one to welcome all us youngsters.... Hope you can get to one of our hang outs and tell us about the good ol days.... Welcome to the forum.

    Pan

    PS... I used an M1965 Jungle Hammock on a Springer Start in 2003... A string broke and it dropped me in the snow at Low Gap.... It got traded out in Hot Springs a few days later.
    Ounces to Grams.

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    That's the best first post I've ever read on any forum. You sound like a great addition to the community. Welcome!
    "If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun" -Ben Franklin

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    Thanks for making me feel so welcome. I actually went to the basement this
    afternoon and dug through some of the old gear. I have three sons, 32 28, 23, all
    made Eagle Scout, (very proud), so lots of gear often gots legs and walked, but
    it went to a great cause!

    I turned them into hangers, but they all became grounders, when they started dating and camping at the same time.

    You guys are so much more advanced than I ever got, but I find some stuff I would like
    like to talked about.

    Warm Regards

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    Tirediron,

    Welcome! That was an awesome story...Like someone else said, I just couldn't stop reading!

    I can't wait to hear more stories and experiences!

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    That was a really nice read. I especially liked the part about the JC Higgins 410 and only being allowed to go as far as the shots could be heard. I too, had a single shot 410 at an early age and remember vividly how empowered I felt. I had visions of living of the land...eating rabbits and squirrels for the rest of my life. Thanks for the memories and a warm welcome to the group.

    Miguel
    Last edited by Miguel; 01-29-2009 at 22:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tirediron View Post
    You guys are so much more advanced than I ever got, but I find some stuff I would like
    like to talked about.

    Warm Regards
    We may have started playing around w/ new ideas, but I'll guarantee you that we could learn lots from you too.
    Welcome to HF!
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Welcome tirediron!

    I thoroughly enjoyed your post! Very good to have you with us here!

    Perkolady

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    We have so much to learn from you. I can picture all of us, if we were limber enough, sitting crossed legged in our hammocks, listening to these stories. Thank you!

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