I have been a long time outdoors enthusiast. I grew up in southern Indiana running around in a cow pasture. I've always enjoyed camping & hiking although was more active in my youth. It's been at least a good 10 years since I had an extended outdoor adventure and have recently decided to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.
I have some preparation to do as I am notably out of shape physically and my gear is not really up to par for such a journey. I have been planning smaller hikes in my local area, for this summer, to meet that goal. But, my gear is getting an overhaul as well. I recently decided a hammock was the way to go; for numerous reasons. I have chosen an ENO double nest (I'm a big guy) and in the process of trying to find "how-to" on turning a sleeping bag into an under quilt I found this place.
I'm hoping to share the experience of my preparation and hike with as many people as are interested, probably through youtube, primarily. And, in turn become part of some great communities. I'm sure I can learn a great deal from this community. Hopefully I too will have something to contribute that will be of use to others; I have alot of great ideas brewing. I''m thinking of adding a footbox to the ENO as well as some other mods.