Been lurking here for a few days trying to gather some info for the start of my own personal hammock madness. First off a little about myself. Born & raised here in WV, parents brought me up loving the outdoors with camping trips all the time, including the grandparents. I love camping, mt. biking, kayaking, hiking (usually day trips), archery, fishing, basically if I can do it outside, I enjoy it. I'm hoping the 2011 season will get me on some longer multi-day hikes & camps.
I have always camped either in a tent or vehicle. I saw a hammock camper last year and this got me interested. No more setting up a tent, no more sleeping on the ground, no more trying to find a space, no more crawling into a little tent. The hammock seems to be the way to go for me. A few weeks ago I got a ENO single nest hammock, bug net, & slap straps as a gift. This will be used as a spare or something to throw into my kayak, camel back while biking, short hike or a Loaner.
I received a decent bonus this (last) year for allot of time & hard work in 2010. Allot of my free time was taken, and only went camping one time last year. This year however I'm going to make some time and decided to trade some of that bonus in for some new hammock gear. So far I have added a WBBB, WB Superfly, Storm Crow 3 Season Phoenix & Burrow. Now I just need to wait.
Look forward to chatting with y'all, maybe even see ya on the trail. You will also notice that I am a long winded fella.