Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33
  1. #1
    Tacoma96's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Clayton, NC
    Hammock
    WBBB DL 1.1, Eno Dn
    Tarp
    Big Daddy w/doors
    Insulation
    WB Mamba, UQUQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies, D Clips
    Posts
    723

    Talking Greetings from Johnston County NC

    Hey all

    Been monitoring these forums for a few weeks and decided to join. I learned a lot about hammocks here. I thought you just went to REI bought a few hammock items and you were set. I was wrong. I met up with Gunner76 who showed me a different world and watched a few of Shugs videos (that is where I learned about the Wwwhhooppiiee Sslliinngg.

    I am an avid hiker, cyclist, and jogger(slow). I was looking for a new way to sleep overnight without using a tent. (Being retired military you tend to hate tents). I tell you these hammocks are comfortable. I learned very quickly that you need insulation (Pad or UQ). I had a night in the backyard where I froze (lesson learned).

    Even though I brought most of my hammock gear from REI. I have now realized lighter and better ways to go, so I am upgrading.

    I am usually hiking the Falls Lake, NC area. Cycling on the Greenways or American Tobacco Trail. Jogging where ever.

    My latest accomplishment has been the Neusiok Trail down in the Croatan National Forest, NC (21.5 miles long). That is where I first slept in a Hammock outside my backyard. It was very nice. My wife said I was out.

    I definitely plan to attend some of these upcoming hangs, they look fun.

  2. #2
    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Hammock
    LeanGreen/BigRed/DIY
    Tarp
    CatCut Hex/GG12
    Insulation
    Fur I grow myself
    Suspension
    Of Disbelief
    Posts
    3,519
    Images
    3
    Welcome aboard.

    I'm going to try and put together another local hang this fall as well bring the Smoked Butt Hang back next Spring.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

    Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement. - Mark Twain

    Trail name: Radar

    2014 Smoked Butt Hang Planning Thread | Sign up Sheet

  3. #3
    Member MotoHanger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
    Hammock
    H Expedition, WBBB
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    DIY Apex UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies and strap
    Posts
    92
    Images
    2
    Welcome to the forum, in case you don't know this hobby is addictive...well collecting gear anyway.

  4. #4
    Tacoma96's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Clayton, NC
    Hammock
    WBBB DL 1.1, Eno Dn
    Tarp
    Big Daddy w/doors
    Insulation
    WB Mamba, UQUQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies, D Clips
    Posts
    723
    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    Welcome aboard.

    I'm going to try and put together another local hang this fall as well bring the Smoked Butt Hang back next Spring.
    That would be great since I am done Hiking from the Falls Lake Dam to Hwy 50. I now need to finish from Hwy 50 to Durham which I will do this fall. Thanks for the Welcome.

  5. #5
    Tacoma96's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Clayton, NC
    Hammock
    WBBB DL 1.1, Eno Dn
    Tarp
    Big Daddy w/doors
    Insulation
    WB Mamba, UQUQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies, D Clips
    Posts
    723
    Quote Originally Posted by MotoHanger View Post
    Welcome to the forum, in case you don't know this hobby is addictive...well collecting gear anyway.
    Oh yes I see, as soon as I get what I think is right. I figure out what I have is wrong for me. Trial and error I guess.

  6. #6
    scooterdogma's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Hammock
    blackbird
    Tarp
    Hammock Gear
    Insulation
    yeti
    Suspension
    web/cinchbuckle/DC
    Posts
    258
    Images
    6
    Welcome, a great place to learn about the beauty of Whoopie Slings

  7. #7
    DivaB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Newark, OH
    Hammock
    DIY Extra Wide & Long Tablecloth
    Tarp
    Funky & GG Tarps
    Insulation
    DIY down UQ
    Suspension
    continuous L. Amst
    Posts
    4,099
    Welcome to the forums, from Ohio.

  8. #8
    WV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    southeast WV
    Hammock
    DIY
    Posts
    3,688
    Images
    204
    Welcome. My wife is from Smithfield, and we regularly visit her folks at Christmas. Know any nice spots for a winter hang down that direction?

  9. #9
    grannypat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    In the woods outside of Westminster, SC
    Hammock
    DIY, HH Exped BE
    Tarp
    Tadpole/Purple Pal
    Insulation
    20 Incubator,WL SS
    Suspension
    whoopies, MSH
    Posts
    2,734
    Wait until your first group hang--you will have a whole bunch of new friends and a LONG list of things you now NEED to have! Welcome to the forums from South Carolina.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

  10. #10
    PappyAmos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Carolina Beach, NC
    Hammock
    DIY DL
    Tarp
    DIY Winter/Tadpole
    Insulation
    IXUQ/Clima/UQ.com
    Suspension
    Straps / TD Stand
    Posts
    416
    Welcome! If Gunner76 already gotcha well. . . . You are in good hands.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •