Welcome from upstate SC. There is a group hang at Raven Cliff Falls, Georgia, the first part of January. Even if you don't have the equipment to hang, you should stop in and check out the equipment. We also welcome ground dwellers in tents. It is really helpful to see the different suspensions and hammocks, as you really can't go to a retail store and try things out. Plus, you get to meet a lot of great people
Hope to see you at a hang one day.