I have a forum devoted to the Neusiok Trail (my local hiking trail) and I have recently started to offer free hammock classes to anyone who is interested in learning more about the dark side of camping. I should be giving my first class tomorrow.
I know when I got started with hammocks I read everything I could on the forum and asked the usual questions all newbies ask ( I want to thank all of those who took the time to answer my questions ). However while reading the forums and watching Shug's (and others) videos were a great help (and still are), there is nothing like being able to put your hands on a hammock, see how it is set up, and see what a TQ and UQ look like and work and how a tarp works with a hammock. I know not everyone can attend a group hang where I always learn stuff due to timing, work, school ect.
So I got to thinking as to how I could pay back some of this help. So I decided to offer free hammock classes. Nothing fancy, just a chance for someone(s) to come to my house or other convenient location close by where I can shown them what is involved.
I am not going to push any persons brand over another or try to sell anything. I will letting folks know that the way I do things may not be the best way, just what I have found that works for me and letting them know what some of those options are.