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    Howdy from MD

    Hi, my name is Bryan. I've been lurking for the last week or so and figured that I should register since I just ordered my first hammock, a Hennessy Expedition Zip, actually it is my second if you consider the cheap striped cotton one I use when I car camp in warm weather. I'm not quite hanging yet, I just hit the order submit button a few minutes ago. I got interested when I was googling splicing techniques for my Amsteel Blue winch extension and came across all of these blog posts and videos for whoopie slings and I thought, hmm hammocking looks fun and might come in handy when I ride my bike on the C&O Canal from Cumberland, MD to Washington, D.C. this summer. I'll try this thing out on my camping trip in a couple of weeks and if it works out, it will definitely be coming along on my bike trip. Thanks for the great forum, I have gotten a lot of good info already, but I'm sure that I have a lot to learn still.

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    Welcome aboard Bryan!

    It's interesting to see how people get here - I hadn't heard the splicing route before, but I can understand how Amsteel and splicing got you here.

    Not sure MedicineMan here will drop in but he did the C&O and hung while doing it. There is a trip report out there on it. I'm sure he'd help if you had any questions on it.

    I should ask- what were you winching with your Amsteel?

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    Yeah, talk about doing something on impulse.

    I was making an extension for my winch line for my truck in 3/8". I use a hand winch, which can come up a bit short if there aren't any trees close by, so I made an extension for it. It is just a little extra insurance when I have to go offroad, I don't get stuck often, but I like to be prepared.

    I have actually ridden the entire C&O before, just not all at once, and never more than I could do in one day, so I have never camped it.

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    Welcome from another Marylander.

    Jason

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    Welcome from WV !

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    Hi, my name is Darryl and a newbie. Have been in SC and VA hanging for a few days. We are heading out of NY and hopeful to learn of a good place to hang near DC. We are currently car campers. Any suggestions are welcomed. Thanks

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    Welcome from another MD'er
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    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy river road View Post
    Welcome from another MD'er
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    (since this is too short, what he said)
    Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....

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    Welcome from around the corner (or around the beltway) in VA.

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    Welcome from Frederick. I live less the ten minutes from the C & O canal. If you need help with supplies along your journey, lemme know.

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