Wanted to say hey and say how thankful I am to have found this forum. I ordered a Blackbird last week to try and lighten and stream-line my hiking set up.
I had been hiking in Mammoth Cave National Park alot over the past month and got the itch to try some overnight excursions without dealing with a tent. A hammock seemed like the best approach to remain mobile, agile, and hostile.
Plans are to test the set-up out a few times in the park this fall and then prepare for some longer backcountry trips in TN and in Land Between the Lakes after duck season goes out at the end of January.
Looking forward to using the resources here to iron out as many kinks in my execution before things get really really real on the trail.