here's the short story:
i love the outdoors and wanted to get back into camping/hiking/backpacking. Looking for a lightweight option for sleeping. And let's be honest, none of us are getting younger. While it seems hammocking is lighter, it is also more comforting, and at this point in life, comfort is more important. That's the short story.
Plus, I'm a DIYer. Grown up with it. Dad was a contractor, so no one was ever brought in the house to do anything. We always figured out how to do it. That influence never leaves you. Before a week ago, the last time I sewed anything was in grade school. Worked with tools all my life, but never a "thread injector". So why not try that tool? Been doing a week, got a hammock made, whipped, webbing done, and the whoopies should be done tonight.
Can't wait for MAHHA to learn from the veterans! I've build building stuff since I was 5 and I love learning new techniques from people who enjoy what they do. Prepare for a ton of pictures!!
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