What initially brought everyone to hiking/camping/hanging?
For me it was a pretty backwards process of becoming a hammocker. Late last year with everything going on in my life I knew I wanted solitude and a challenge. Being the extremist I can be sometimes my first idea was 30 days of wilderness, no trails towns or resupply's. This was ALMOST too scary for me so half of me wanted to find a better idea. With the beautiful synchronicity of life a better idea fell into my lap. A random customer at work suggested I thru-hike the AT and at that point in time I knew nothing of it. So the research began, the excitement grew and it was clear, I had to do this. Not missing my sisters wedding on may 18th I planned the hike for late may. Among looking for gear I found these forums and the great bunch of knowledge and opinions here lead me straight to my first hammock. And the rest is history, I plan on hiking and hanging lots and lots prior to my thru!
I just wanted to create an open topic so I may also enjoy the memories you guys have created
So let's hear it!
Please share your stories! :D