Been posting recently on the Linville Gorge forums and used to be fairly active on Backpacking.net but wasn't very active in the actual activity till more recently.
Been doing a fall trip the last several years running but hadn't kept up with gear with years. Did the gorge this month and Uwharrie the past two years. I'm also into paddling. We did a 34 mile float down a section of the Neuse river and another out the Shackleford island over the last few years.
As I was preparing for the big ditch I started reading about whoopie slings and all this other fun stuff that's come about when I wasn't paying attention. I've been watching the 'we don't sew' videos as I'm BIG on tinkering and such (I own the whole MAKE magazine collection) and Shug's as well.
Planning on spending more time tinkering on the gear and maybe I'll even make it out to the gorge for the annual hang next year.
I currently use an HH but I've decided I HATE the velcro fly and I'm thinking of getting some wally ripstop and making my own in the near future.
Next trip 'might' be out to the Neusiok trail in Croatan NF early '11.