My name is Steve, I'm 24 and live just outside of Knoxville, TN. My backpacking buddy (SteveToTheO) is working on a DIY hammock and referred me to these forums. Both of us have been interested in hanging since we saw a fellow hiker using one. I'm looking forward to doing some reading, and maybe even construction within the near future.
I have been backpacking since I was a kid with scouts but only really got serious about it when I was 19. I can see the Smoky Mountains from my house and love to get out there as much as humanly possible. Sadly, I'm going to have to put of plans to do any form of hiking for most (probably all) of the warm weather hiking season here due to a car wreck last month that crushed my pelvis. I'll be walking again in the coming months, but I miss the outdoors.