Thanks again everyone!
Thanks for the heads up WV on the hike...I'm going to try and hit that up. It's less than an hour from me so it will be cool to get out there and meet some new folks. I am new to all this and don't really know anyone into hiking/backpacking, so I'd like to make some new friends that are into it...and great to see a fellow mountaineer! And HamMike...a former WVian but always a mountaineer...lol!
As far as DIY...yeah, that's a possibility...maybe not for my first hammock though. I'd like to get into some DIY...hammocks, quilts, down clothing...heck, maybe even a tent...I'd like to get some experience under the belt so I know what I want when it comes time to make stuff...that way I can get it the way I really want it.