First off, I'm GLAD I found this forum. I've only been lurking for a few days and have already learned a lot.
Since a child, my favorite past-time was going out and walking around in the woods. I grew up on a small 20-acre farm, but we were lucky enough to have neighbors with hundreds of acres that let us hike their property any time.
My uncle took me on a few hikes when I was younger to places like Fall Creek Falls, but I went on my first backpacking trip a couple of years ago to Virgin Falls. I've been back to Virgin Falls a few times since then, and also went on a cross-country road trip with a friend to hike Yellowstone last summer. I'm hoping this forum will lead me to some new areas to visit.
Last summer, I decided to buy a ENO Double-Nest hammock, mostly to use when I did overnight floats on the river. I fell in love with it instantly.
I haven't done any mods to my hammock yet, but after reading this forum, I'll be doing some soon. Whoopie slings are at the top of my list.
Anyway, I'm glad to be here and hope I can continue to learn about hanging and backpacking.
- Tommy Pirtle