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    New Member bigguy's Avatar
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    Hi

    Hello, my name is Tony. I have been wanting to get into camping/hiking sense I learned my wife was pregnant with my, now, 3.5 year old son. Early on I decided I wanted a hammock. I never really got around to it though. About a week ago the big got me again for some reason, but now I know how to sew. So Friday I went and bought 4 yards of rip stop and 40 feet of Amsteal blue and made this
    (That's the wife and kid laying in it)
    I love it, and I can't wait to try an over night in it. It needs some work though, I don't feel like I can lay flat enough, I tried just bunching the end and a W fold, I'm gonna play with it some more, see what I can do then give it a try in the back yard once I make a bug net for it. Then hopefully this fall I will give it an over night trip, I'm gonna wait till then because I live in St. Petersburg, Fl and its about to get to hot for camping.

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    Welcome from St Augustine

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    Welcome to the forums for Charlotte.

    Great job on your DIY.

    And nice photo. Looks like the family is enjoying it.

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    Welcome from Kissimmee! I know its short notice, but we have a small hang this weekend if you're interested, in Lake Wales.

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    Hi

    I'd love to do that, but that's my work weekend.

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    Welcome from Gainesville!

    And it's not too hot to hang over the summer...matter of fact, an hammock is the only thing that makes it bearable. Now, on the other hand, a bug net is a wonderful idea for the next...oh...eight or nine months.

    Just be sure to hang somewhere where you can catch a cross breeze and you'll be golden. Even in Ocala in August, I've managed a decent night's sleep due to that.

    Glad to see you're having a good time messing about with various ways of doing this! It's certainly rewarding. Welcome to the madness.
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    Hi

    Welcome from South Florida!
    Mike
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    Welcome from Jax!
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    welcome from nc

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    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by FLRider View Post
    Welcome from Gainesville!

    And it's not too hot to hang over the summer...matter of fact, an hammock is the only thing that makes it bearable. Now, on the other hand, a bug net is a wonderful idea for the next...oh...eight or nine months.

    Just be sure to hang somewhere where you can catch a cross breeze and you'll be golden. Even in Ocala in August, I've managed a decent night's sleep due to that.

    Glad to see you're having a good time messing about with various ways of doing this! It's certainly rewarding. Welcome to the madness.
    I have been wondering about warm weather camping. At what temperature does one start using, or stop using insulation of some sort?

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