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    Dang you all!

    Like I needed one more hobby in my life to obsess over!!

    My name's Chad, born raised and never escaped the northeast US... Massachusetts specifically. The last few years all my camping has been with my son's scout troop but lately I've been looking at the Hennessy and Clark websites, watching video and imagining the hanging life.

    Of course, life is currently pretty full and finances are always tight but I did just come into 3600 sq. ft. of ripstop nylon. Not sure the weight and it's not waterproof in any way but thinking it might be good enough to do some experimenting with at the very least.

    Anyway, still new but thank you all for your information. I look forward to feeding my new obsession soon.

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    Welcome from Florida. It sounds like you will find a home here.
    Lots of hangers to hang with in New England, and that includes during the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Welcome from Florida. It sounds like you will find a home here.
    Lots of hangers to hang with in New England, and that includes during the winter.
    Thanks Mike. I'm sure it will take a bit to find my way around the forums but looking forward to it.

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    Dang you all!

    Glad to have you! Never escaped MA myself, though I've certainly tried! Hope to see you at the NEHHA hangs!
    Chase your dreams without fear or hesitation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilprincess View Post
    Glad to have you! Never escaped MA myself, though I've certainly tried! Hope to see you at the NEHHA hangs!
    I'm sure I would love to but so far still Hammock-less. Would be a very boring hang if I showed up with a boring old ground tent LOL

    Someday though!

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    Dang you all!

    Quote Originally Posted by wideguy View Post
    I'm sure I would love to but so far still Hammock-less. Would be a very boring hang if I showed up with a boring old ground tent LOL

    Someday though!
    Don't let that stop you! Some of my best friends sleep in tents. I don't hold it against them.

    Seriously. If you don't have a hammock by June 7-9 you'll at least be able to try everyone else's out. We like to share.

    Oh, and you have enough ripstop to make more than a few experimental hammocks!
    Chase your dreams without fear or hesitation!

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    Hey Wide guy welcome to this craziness called Hammock Forums. A better group of people will be hard to find. As lilprincess mentioned there are plenty in the NEHHA (Northeast Hammock Hanging Assoc.) group that can let you borrow a full setup if you need. This will also give you a chance to see others that you may like more than others. Check out the trip, hang planning thread.
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore! I'm originally from Alabama, but have been trying to escape the Northeast for 25 years. It's not easy - I feel kinda like Snake Plissken in Escape from New York.

    One thing you can say for the Northeast - we have a lot of trees! Good luck with your new hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthauk View Post
    Hey Wide guy welcome to this craziness called Hammock Forums. .. Check out the trip, hang planning thread.
    Already have. It's in my calendar to check with the wife. ( Also my troop and COPE weekend duties for scouts )

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    where you guys based. My troop is based out of Chesterfield Ma.
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