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    Hello From North Alabama

    Hello

    So I guess I should say a little something about me. I'll start by saying I tend to ramble, even when typing and I am more of a math and science person so I apologize up front about my grammar. I grew up here in Alabama on 100 acres of woods. As a kid and teenager I spent a lot of time in the woods, however I never really got to do any overnight camping.

    Fast-forward to good o adulthood: Unfortunately my parents no longer own all the land so I sort of forgot about the woods for awhile. A few years ago I went camping and caught the bug again. I work a lot and hardly ever get to go out. This year I finally worked my way up at work to where I can finally start to get away from time to time. So I started researching different set ups and styles of backpacking.

    Finding hammocks: Trying to find a system I thought would work for me I found a GI jungle hammock at a local surplus place. I am the type that does a ton of research before I buy anything. After doing a lot of reading I decided I really liked the idea of not sleeping on the ground, but after reading some reviews it didn't look like the jungle hammock would work for me. I watch a lot of youtub videos whenever I am researching something and I stumbled across David's Passage youtube channel and the ENO double nest hammock. I also came across Shug's and Professor Hammock's channel which lead me to this awesome place.

    Well now that I have gotten my life story out of the way... I have not yet gotten to go out on a hammock trip yet. I have a trip loosely planned for sometime in April. I am just enjoying reading all the post and definitely taking notes on what's what. Trying to build up the gear I need to get a good start at it.

    Would also just like to thank everyone for all the post on this forum. I have already learned a ton of things and continue to as I read through everything I can.

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    Re: Hello From North Alabama

    Welcome to the forum neighbor!
    Tim
    I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ~ Douglas Adams

    We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

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    welcome to the forums from GA.
    innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower- Steve Jobs

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    Welcome to HF from Fort Payne. Warning!!!!! This is very addictive but you are definately at the right place to learn and discuss everything about hammock life. Have fun and enjoy your journey.
    Hello from Lookout Mountain in N.E. Alabama,home of Little River Canyon National Preserve- The deepest gorge East of the Mississippi.

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    Welcome neighbor. I am just getting started also. This site is a great source of informtion and everyone is willing to help. Where are you planning your trip. I live about and hour away from Florence.

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    Re: Hello From North Alabama

    Thanks everyone. Don't worry I am use to addictive hobbies. Little over a year ago I got in to cigars. Then I found a forum called Puff, and they warned me. They call it the "slippery slope" over there. It's not the nicotine they talk about, but the collecting and the hunt of a limited release cigar. I figured I'd get a 10 count box and just keep a few to smoke here and there, nope now I'm looking for something bigger because my 200 count winador us overflowing

    Now I cant think of anything that sounds more enjoyable than getting into the woods, setting up camp, laying back in a hammock puffing on a cigar while taking in the amazing views of what nature has to offer.

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    Re: Hello From North Alabama

    My brother and I are trying to get down to Bankhead. We been down there a few times for camping and once for canoeing and it is awesome down there (in places). He is a youth pastor and trying to work out a good weekend to take some of the guys in his group.

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    Hello From North Alabama

    Welcome from Rome, GA and Roll Tide!!

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    Re: Hello From North Alabama

    Hello, and welcome from Chattanooga

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    Hello from Dekalb County Alabama. Oh and welcome home.
    Where ever you go,
    There you are.

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