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    Senior Member cameronjreed's Avatar
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    Jack R Better BMBH Coming Today...

    Hi everyone. I'm back. I haven't been on the boards for quite a while. A lot has happened in my life. My wife passed away, I moved to a new state and I got a new job. Lots to deal with.

    I ordered a BMBH from JRB and should be receiving it today. Are there any bits of advice that the forum can offer?? Any "gotchas" I need to be aware of??
    I am really excited to have it. I can't wait to give it a try.

    Thanks,
    Cameron
    "Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured"

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    Sorry to hear of your loss. I'm not a BMBH user, but you should get lots of advice here... Welcome back

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    A rectangle tarp seem to fit better than a hex or catcut tarp. Sorry about your loss glad to hear from you again.
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    Welcome back to the fold. Very, very sorry for your loss.
    No Bridge yet to tell you about, but looking forward to hearing your results!
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    Cameron,

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. My sincerest condolences.

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    Sorry to hear about your wife Cameron. My deepest sympathies to you.
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    Cameron, Im so sorry to hear about your loss.
    I know that feelings are different for us all but I have been somewhat in your shoes.
    If ya need an ear...

    And Welcome back!!

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    Sorry about your loss.
    Remember to place hands on your chest/abdomen while laying on your back or you may be screaming "Boa Constrictor".
    Underquilts fit better in this hammock than any other in my experience.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Sorry about your loss.
    Remember to place hands on your chest/abdomen while laying on your back or you may be screaming "Boa Constrictor".
    Underquilts fit better in this hammock than any other in my experience.
    And ironically enough, pads probably work better with this hammock than any other I've tried.

    Very sorry to hear of your loss, Cameron. It sounds like your life has really been full of challenges in recent months.

    Get ready for what you may perceive as shoulder squeeze, but probably it isn't! Hang in there and work with it. Make sure you get the manufacturer recommended distances between the spreader bars. And maybe position yourself a little more towards the head- this will give you a little more room.

    If you think you are getting squeezed, make sure it is really a squeeze and not just your shoulders conforming to the shape of the hammock. And like FF said, hands folded over abdomen. Or, until you figure it out, just get on your side or partially so. It is one good sleep whether flat on your back or on the side.
    Last edited by BillyBob58; 03-06-2009 at 07:34.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    I heard a rumor about the Jacks making a XL model of the Bridge. Any truth to the rumor? I think that would seal the deal for me.
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