Since my very short tenure in the scouts I loved backpacking but always thought the boy scout method was a burdensome one. I always thought sleeping in the air would be better than sleeping on the ground. After one particularly poorly packed trip to raccoon trails in PA I realized that I had to go lighter. That really got me looking into hanging and after a lot of brainstorming I discovered that there were already some pro hammockers out there. Fortunately/Unfortunately I have just been transferred to India so any gear I make I will have to make my own. Which I am actually pretty exited about, I love making my own tools, but sourcing the raw materials might be an issue. I've been lurking here for a little and figured I'd finally register and dive into the awesomeness that is HF.