Originally Posted by IADC43
I had a thought earlier today after thinking about these gatherings.
How often do noobs show up with their shiny new gear, without very much experience, and how much love and patience is shared trying to get them properly set up to have a better time?
I would be hesitant to attend and become a burden until I am more comfortable.
As an example, I have been hanging in the living room in my new hammock and haven't quite been able to get it optimized for some reason. My plan is to get familiar with the gear and move to the backyard with it and see how the DIY UQ and cold weather stuff is going to work.
I'd suggest coming on out. First off...I've got to say that the folks who've all been coming out to our KC area hangs are just awesome people! I've not been laughed at yet...in fact, I was impressed with how willing folks are to HELP!
Seriously...don't think that you've got nothing to offer and should stay home. That's SO not true at all. Come on out, sit around a fire with a bunch of folks, check out how folks have all come up with these different ways to solve the same problems that we all deal with.
Trust me...I really do think you'll have a fun time, you'll learn a lot, and you won't feel like anyone felt you were "too noobish" to come out!
I'd only been to one hang with just a couple of folks before...and the next thing I did was to invite folks to come on out to my neck of the woods.