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    New Member seraosha's Avatar
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    Talking Bonjour from the Gulf Coast!

    I'm right on the Texas/Louisiana border, figured there are enough "howdy" threads!

    I go my first taste for hammocks when stationed at FT. Polk, LA when in the Army (1/2 ACR)...because trust me, you do NOT want to sleep on the ground. Just a simple net hammock+poncho setup, kept warm with a poncho liner when needed, which wasn't often. The speed to setup and take down was essential when doing OPFOR rotations at JRTC, and after a few field problems, most of my platoon were using hammocks too.

    After getting out I've continued using the basic setup when weather and climate permit, using a few tents after getting my wife and daughters out camping, but now that they are off to college, or disinterested, I find myself heading out and using the gear again...and find that hammock camping has exploded in popularity, with new hammocks, tarps, and associated gear...and a forum!!

    Glad to be here, thanks to the host and admins and looking forward to getting caught up.

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    Re: Bonjour from the Gulf Coast!

    Welcome from south Texas... You are in an awesome spot for hanging... Lots of hangs coming up within Texas driving distance anyways...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

    Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat

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    Welcome from Austin
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    "Your life starts at Point A and ends at Point B. Kick maximum ***!....." Ted Nugent (before he gone bats**t crazy)

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    Welcome from DFW. (Texas is in the house!!!)

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    New Member seraosha's Avatar
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    Thanks for the warm welcome folks! I seriously had no idea that there was this much info out there on the interwebs regarding hammocks...it was just something I did to avoid snakes, alligators and crawly critters getting in my skivvies, didn't realize it was a dedicated lifestyle!

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    Re: Bonjour from the Gulf Coast!

    Quote Originally Posted by seraosha View Post
    Thanks for the warm welcome folks! I seriously had no idea that there was this much info out there on the interwebs regarding hammocks...it was just something I did to avoid snakes, alligators and crawly critters getting in my skivvies, didn't realize it was a dedicated lifestyle!
    Yeah no joke... I was the same way... But you the coolest thing is you come for info, and stay for the people... I have been apart of a lot of forums and this is by far the coolest and most generous group by far...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

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    Welcome from St Augustine

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    Welcome from N44 W123!

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    Welcome from East Texas!

    This forum really is a great resource. Every time I come up with a question, I do a search and find 100s of posts on that topic. This place is like the Wikkepedia of hammock camping!

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    Welcome from Arizona. Second the notion of no snakes or critters in skivvies.

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