I have been lurking in the background for a few months gathering information and developing a bag of tricks to this new addiction. Great resources and people on this forum, and throughly enjoy reviewing the forum.
I have been having a blast kayaking the coastals and rivers in Michigan this fall. For me there is nothing better than a hang over a river for an afternoon break. I am totally into the DIY gear, and have had fun making whoopies and 2 hammocks from tablecloths. I think I have enough information to make my first mistakes with a tarp project over the winter months. All part of the process.

Looking forward to networking with those in the area, and learn, learn, learn.