Hello, all! I'm up near Lake Erie on the west side of Cleveland. In the midst of many life changes (divorce, career change, empty nest) I decided to go full-on "midlife crisis" - got a motorcycle (newbie rider!) and took myself on a road trip. The short version of that experience was that I wished I'd had my own sleeping setup with me so that I could change my location easily. While researching solo tent options that would fit on the bike, I learned about hammock camping and knew it was for me.
I tested an ENO Doublenest and didn't like it; after more research (including lots of reading on this site) decided on the Blackbird. First-time setup (without the fly) took maybe ten minutes to figure out and get right and climb in; I knew after two minutes that I was hooked.
I'll be testing my setup in a couple of weeks on Wellesley Island in NY; if all goes well, I hope to take myself on a few overnight trips in the area through the remainder of the summer.