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    I may have to pass on airplanes then. There goes my dream.

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    There is a hang in my area but it is on the same weekend as my daughters sweet sixteen. I will just have to wait for the next one.

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    Really the big issue is are you backpacking, car camping, or something else? That sets the weight issue. As somebody said low weight = high cost. If you just want to get into the air to try things out $30 spread between Joann's and Home Depot with maybe a stop at Harbor Freight will do it. The $200 thread is for a decent backpacking setup. Even there he is making tradeoffs to get lower weight and spending more to do it. Tell us what you want to do and you will get a variety of answers to pick through. Take all of them with a large grain of salt. Say 20 lbs or so. ;-)
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    Read read read you'll figure it out. Shugs vids are a great foundation.
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    Directionally challenged...comicly so.

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    Overwhelmed!

    We are looking at car camping and the occasional weekend hike hopefully.

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    Overwhelmed!

    Our first cool front finally showed up here in East Texas yesterday and it's not hot as Hell fire anymore so I figured I better figured this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsara View Post
    Also, one of the best things you could do is find a group hang in your area and go for a day or the whole weekend (you can camp in a tent if you need to) so that you can see all of the different types of rigs that people have. Most of the people will be glad to answer questions, let you try out their equipment, give you some friendly advice, etc. It's a great way to see what everyone is talking about and ask the experts.

    Shugs videos are a treasure too because he gets lots of good information out AND he's a hoot while he's doing it

    Also, get a copy of The Ultimate Hang if possible.

    Dave

    +1 on Group hang in your area. Sit back and take a deep breathe and enjoy. And Im sure none of us are rolling our eyes because we have all been there Enjoy!!
    "I love not man the less, but Nature more."
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    Pretty well summarized in "The Ultimate Hang" by Derek Hansen

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    +1 on the Shug videos, The Ultimate Hang, and as for a local hang...it's not "local", but

    Fairfield Lake State Park Hang
    Remember...no matter where you go...there you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsara View Post
    Shugs videos are a treasure too because he gets lots of good information out AND he's a hoot while he's doing it

    Also, get a copy of The Ultimate Hang if possible.

    Dave
    http://www.youtube.com/user/shugemer...ew=1&flow=grid
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB8752777861C2AA8

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