This weekend my Brother, 'Possum, officially became a hanger. We have started camping and hiking together quite a bit in the last 18 months or so and he has been intrigued by my hammock set ups but never would try one. My Brother, you understand, is a planner. He saves his money then asks me one day, "Where can I buy a Hammock"? So I explained the difference between the Hennessey, Warbonnet, ENO etc and then we head off to our local REI. He buys the ENO Single, borrows a tarp until I can get one made for him, I made some huggers and Whoopie Slings for it. We did a practice hang here at my house and he was off. About 1000 hrs I get a call, "This is the coolest thing ever, I can't believe I waited this long to try it"! He hung out in his backyard (a pasture really) last night, and loved it.
He really is a neophyte, I loaned him a real backpack several months ago' he was basically using a day pack as a pack; no frame/sheet, no belt, just a big gnarly bag with shoulder straps.
So he has become a hanger and the owner of a new Model 12 Peregrine all in one week!
Now he wants a woodstove and a tarp! Which I will be happy to build, he's my little brother, watterya gonna do?