I (68 yrs old man, 155#, mild emphysema) am retiring and plan to spend a few to several weeks at a time flashpacking Central America. I have been to Panama and Costa Rica three times, and am planning SW Nicaragua in August or September. I have a 14 pound base pack weight, and everywhere/nowhere in particular to go. I bought a GoLite poncho to save weight over my rain jacket and learned it can be used as a shelter. In the process I found these forums. I look forward to learning what I can about lightweight, hot/humid, bug-infested, hang-napping. I live in coastal south Texas so I am use to the climate. I will save questions for the appropriate forums. Thanks.