Hey everybody, glad to be a part of the forum! A friend just recently introduced me to hammocks, and WOW, I am sold! Two nights ago was my first time ever in one, and despite the off-and-on rain and high winds, it was very comfortable. So much easier and cleaner than a tent. I look forward to learning from you and hopefully enjoying some outings with whoever is nearby. I live about 1.5 hours North of Asheville, NC, about 30 minutes from Linville Gorge, Mt. Mitchell, and Roan Mountain (highest elevation on the AT). Would love to do some short trips to get familiar with the hammock thing once I get one .