WELCOME! from the bottom of the state . . .
And another hello to Virginia coming from Omaha, NE.
Welcome from the Jersey Shore. You should attend the Fall MAHHA 2012, if you can. It will definitely accelerate your learning curve. You'll get to meet some of the HF legends, like me!
Seriously, though. It's a great opportunity to meet, not just fellow hangers, but vendors as well. Last year I met JacksRBetter, Hammock Gear, MacEntyre, 2QZQ, Dutch, and others I'm forgetting.
Thank you all for the warm welcome.