Hi all, I've been lurking and want to go ahead and introduce myself. I'm a 56 year old newly retired guy who is thinking of taking on an AT thru hike in 2013. I've spent a considerable time in tents and a little while years ago in an old military jungle hammock. My wife actually suggested a hammock for the AT and as I looked into it, it sounds like a better and better idea. I'm doing research and have learned quite a bit from this forum. So far, I'm looking most favorably at the warbonnet blackbird and superfly. Anyhow, thanks for providing such a resource of knowledge here. Nat.