New Guy here, as in, I have only been browsing the forum for a few days.
Very cool site and community.
I am currently stationed in Forest Lake, MN. Lived my whole life somewhere near the twin cities.
BWCA is my most frequented adventure land. Usually get up there 2-4 times a year.
I've done a little bit of hammock camping in the last couple years. started with a piece of Tyvek, and when that wore out and failed, Tied up a simple gathered end deal with a piece of nylon I had laying around.
I've got a thread injector, and enjoy using it.
Always loved cordage. 1/8" amsteel was added to the arsenal last year. nice fiber.
I'm a DIY guy to the core.
I'm learning a lot about nice, light, efficient hang systems already on this site. I whipped up a test setup yesterday, and will share some pics sometime soon.
Haven't constructed a bug net, or a tarp system for a hammock yet, but I am looking forward to doing so very soon.
I am not an ultralight guy, but I do like to travel light. my fishing gear usually makes up a decent percentage of my carry weight.
Looking forward to meeting some more cool like minded folks here, and sharing ideas and stories.
(Also, I make some serious flashlights if anyone is into that)