Hi, I'm Lee.
I've been tent camping most of my life. About 10 years ago, it became
apparent that hiking the AT was something to do before I died, sooner
rather than later, and started to do some serious research into it.
I did a 5 day camping/hiking trip in the whites last year using a tent,
pad, sleeping bag, and they served me well, but were bulky and heavier
than I should have been carrying with me. With that trip, the kernel
of the idea of a hammock (I've slept in them overnight before) started
to really take root.
I'm awaiting my first Hennessey, and hoping that it and the accoutrements
will be far lighter than my last setup, as well as even more comfortable.
I'm getting ready to hike SOBO in 2012.