I've been following the site for almost a year now, but didn't decide to sign up and really become active on the forums (instead of just enjoying them anonymously) until now.
I'm a 23 year-old gal from Northern Ontario, currently living in the Big Smoke (Toronto, for all you non-Canadians out there!). I'm starting to build up my own gear collection - I got sick of always having to borrow things from friends or rent them from outfitting stores. I'm really interested in becoming a hanger, and wanted to get some more info before I take the plunge and invest in a hammock.
I mostly do a lot of hiking, though periodically I get out and about in the canoe (if I go tripping with someone who has one). I'm not religiously ultralight - I'll take some extra weight if it's an important item - but I tend to prefer my kit to be as light as I can feasibly manage without sacrificing safety or my own level of comfort. On my most recent trip - a 6 day 100km loop - my pack weight at the trailhead was hovering around 30lbs. I've been a tenter up until now, but I'm looking for a lighter option for when I go out on my own (my tent is a 2-person, and not really realistic for me to carry alone).
Anyway, that's a bit about me. Thanks for having me here, and I can't wait to start my hammocking career, haha!