I am totally new to hammock backpacking. Just ordered my warbonnet blackbird and can't wait to test it out! My backpacking tent went missing and so this hammock is the replacement. My hips couldn't handle sleeping on the ground anymore anyway since I'm a side sleeper. :-p I'm super pumped!
I'm very interested in finding a group to go backpacking with in the Saint Louis/Missouri. I love camping in Illinois and Wisconsin as well If anyone has any suggestions for finding a group or navigating this site, I'm all ears!