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    Mar 2013
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    Smile Hammock newbie living in France

    Hello!

    After a lot of hesitation (spanning about two years), I've decided to purchase a hammock. My primary motivation is to alleviate my back pain, and the horrible nights I have sleeping on closed cell foam (or even inflatable) mattresses.

    For a long time I looked at Hennessy Hammocks thinking that they were pretty much the only ones around. I don't know why - they must have good marketing.

    Anyway, since I decided to plop down quite a bit of saved money, I went and did more research, and settled on buying a Warbonnet Blackbird (with an Edge tarp).

    My other shelters are the Hilleberg Akto, the GoLite Shangri-La 1, and a pretty cool tarp from Alpkit (lots of attachment points throughout the tarp, allowing for many configurations). But, at the end of the day (or rather in the morning) I always wake up feeling like I've been hit by a train. So, here's hoping the Blackbird will solve these problems

    Now I can't wait for it to arrive...!

  2. #2
    lilprincess's Avatar
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    Dec 2012
    Location
    Western MA
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    The Purple People eater. 11' DIY
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    DIY Superfly
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    WHOOPIE SLINGS!
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    Hammock newbie living in France

    Welcome to the addicting world of hammocks! It sounds like you've learned the lesson the hard way: a bad night in the hammock is better than a good night on the ground!
    Chase your dreams without fear or hesitation!

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    grannypat's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Location
    In the woods outside of Westminster, SC
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    DIY, HH Exped BE
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    Tadpole/Purple Pal
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    20 Incubator,WL SS
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    whoopies, MSH
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    Welcome to the forums from SC. Have fun with your new hammock.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Bubba's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
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    WBBB 1.7 SL
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    WB Superfly
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    WB and UGQ
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    Whoopies or Straps
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    Welcome from Canada! Most people I see that complain of back pain are thankful for their hammocks. Hope you feel the same!
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Member esku75's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    Location
    Mallorca
    Hammock
    UK Hammocks woodsman lite
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    TW Poncho tarp
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    Whoopie slings
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    83

    Hammock newbie living in France

    Welcome from Mallorca, Spain

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    May 2011
    Location
    Pittsfield, MA
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    WBBB 1.1 DBL, Camo Hideaway, ENO DN
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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