In 2006 started backpacking again after 15 years away. Son started Boy Scouts and I wanted to join in on their backpacking adventures. Put on gear from 70's & 80's and said whoa! My back couldn't take the weight. Started researching lightweight gear and met Perkolady on hiking forum. She told me to try a hammock for REAL camping comfort and guided me in gear choices. And she told me about Hammock Forums. I had no idea that there were hiking hammocks and had never seen one, but took the jump anyway. When someone says comfort I'm there!
I'm so appreciative! It totally changed the backpacking experience for me. It makes hiking so much more fun and restful. Then I went to my first hang -- MAHHA and have met a great group of people and have not been in a tent since 2007.
I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)