I was all happy and content in my 2013 AT thru-hike planning. I had settled on a nice tarp tent and was preparing myself for several shakedown excursions to prove it out.
Then I found the hammock thread on Whiteblaze, which subsequently lead me to Hammock Forums...
Now I get to spend more time and effort slogging through blogs and forum threads, while simultaneously watching hours of youtube vids to learning all I can about hanging. My brain is ready to starting splitting at the seams.
But I will live, and have learned so much from the helpful hangers out there.
For that you have my thanks.