i can NOT leave out a mention to DUTCH and his elves. i cant count how many times hes rushed me gear (both tarp suspensions), answered my questions at midnight or gifted me (and plenty others) gear.
my best memory of the man, the myth and the legend was last year at the grayson highlands, as i recall a thru hiker had a hammock but no real good suspension and was having a tough go of it. Dutch went over to his prius (ill forgive you the prius...at least it wasnt powder blue) and basically rigged the guys hammock for him and showed him how to work it. THAT is an awesome guy. one more person i beg to come to a SC hang!
Give a man fire and he's warm for the night.
Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life. Dante