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    Fish<><'s Avatar
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    I, too, am sad to see you go, but I understand not having time for it. No hard feelings, and hopefully someday you'll start doing gear for all of us again. Take care and see ya round the forums...
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

  2. #12
    hikingdad's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    Sorry to hear you're closing, sad no doubt but at least it's from too much success! Looking fwd to the new Dutch gear. Good on ya for puting family first.
    It was a hard choice, but like I said, I'm happy with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    I had to close down my side business a couple of years ago due to similar reasons so I understand where you are coming from. Life goes on.

    I had contacted Dutch about a week ago about a piece of gear he is developing and he mentioned that he was getting ready to come out with some new bling. I now know who the culprit is behind the new stuff
    I think people will like the new stuff!


    Quote Originally Posted by turtleburger View Post
    HIKINGDAD, sorry you had to shut down the business, but happy you get to be Dad, hope to see you at the hang.

    TURTLEBURGER
    I'll be there... and likely a lot less stressed

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson View Post
    Good luck with your future endeavours!

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    Sorry to hear it - but understand being self employed & not having time for things that are important to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by cv66seabear View Post
    Sorry to hear it, but having once given too much of my life to the restaurant business, believe me, I know where you're coming from!

    Best to you and yours!
    Thanks you three for the support!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ejimo View Post
    Wow. Thats sad to hear. But glad you have more time with your family. I'm glad I picked up one of your excellent hammocks! Thanks a lot Hikingdad!
    Glad you like it! Thanks for your support now and then!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    That's too bad. I really like my netless Wolf and was thinking of getting a netted one. Sounds like you made the right decision and kudos to you for collaborating with Dutch to get some cool new gear for us. Thanks for you contibutions to the hammock gear loving community.
    Glad to hear you like it! I'm going to do a post relatively soon on my plans for it. The stretch sides on the Wolf were a nice touch I thought and I like how much "cleaner" it was than having the cord locks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fish<>< View Post
    I, too, am sad to see you go, but I understand not having time for it. No hard feelings, and hopefully someday you'll start doing gear for all of us again. Take care and see ya round the forums...
    Thanks for the support, however, I think a better place for me is just to be tinkering and report back to the great DIY crowd here

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    Senior Member bodhran4me's Avatar
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    Too bad for us, but good for you and your family. We work to live,not live to work.

    Happy hangin' brother!

    P.S. I thought the Aspen Hammock was a hoot!
    Hangin' High and Dry

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    Senior Member Les Rust's Avatar
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    Your username says it well--hikingDAD. You need to spend time with those kids while you've got the chance. I've got two seniors graduating next month and I'm scratching my head wondering how we got here so quickly and where the time went. You will always be thankful that you invested that time in your kids. Business can come later.
    Les Rust
    "My goal is to live long enough to become a character."

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    Sorry to hear you are closing up shop. God bless you for making family first.
    CH;-\

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    Sadly, many Dads with young families miss a ton of family time because they have jobs that seem to offer no choices. You had a choice, one that you had to think about a lot because what you were doing meant something to you, and in the end you cast your vote the best way. You won't regret giving up something like this in exchange for the time to watch and participate in your children's growth and activities. Guide them well, they too will be parents someday. My hats are off to you.

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    It's been great working with you on this project. Be content in whatever trails you travel.
    Peace Dutch
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    Northwoods Hammock - End of the road

    It sounds to me like you made the right decision and you have your priorities straight. Especially since those DAD years don't last long.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    New Member NorseHiker's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear you're closing

    I sure understand, as I'm self employed as well. If you have any remaining stock, I'd be more than happy to lighten your load.

    Love your family, love the outdoors ........

    Mark

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    Ahh i see the sad news. I love my wolf, I too thought about getting a netted one too. You do nice work my friend. Good luck to ya brotha.

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