Hey folks, I am back somewhat.
As some of you may remember, I threw in the towel on backpacking (again) a year or so ago. As I often do, I get frustrated with some of my health issues when I can't do the hiking I want to do.
For 2011, I think I am finally going to push myself through the gout and arthritis and start getting outside again on the trails again. I need to loose about 50 pounds and hiking will be easier as well. Just need to keep my buttocks motivated I guess and it will all work out. With major diet change, my gout isn't as big of an issue as it once was. Just need to get my stiff joints and stuff figured out and I will be much happier and more motivated. I'm way too young to give up on hiking now.
Are they any new folks around making cool new gear that I should check out? I still have my DD Hammock but I think I will be upgrading to a Warbonnet Blackbird as I see he is now doing a thriving business. I'm going to need new quilts as well. mikeinfhaz made my last two a long time ago. I don't know if he is still around or if anyone else is making custom quilts these days.
So just thought I'd say hello, I will be lurking around and adding my 2 cents and questions here and there. I see Shug is now an interwebz celebrity and has a bunch of YouTubes, I off to check them out now.