after lurking here for a bit, I finally signed up today and thought I'd introduce myself. First off, thanks to everybody who posts here, I have learned a lot from you.
After not hiking for a long, long time, I got back into hiking last November when a couple of colleagues and I went to hike the Foothills trail in South Carolina (btw, the Foothills trail is really a great hike). One of my colleagues did not have a tent, so I loaned him mine and sewed together a hammock and a tarp. Now, I'm hooked and already have a long list of things to make for my next big hike (thinking about the Georgia loop, has anybody done this trail with a hammock?).
Anyway, thanks everyone for sharing your knowledge. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions, maybe some that have not been answered in the archives already. I look forward to being part of this great community.