I was going to hike the AT in 2004, and stated training in 2003.
I was hauling around a 12lbs 2 man tent with a full frame backpack. I went to REI & while the sales person was trying to get me to buy a $400 tent, I saw this small bag hanging on a hook. A Hennessy Hammock. They had no idea how to even set it up. I purchased it, and after finding some info on hanging it, I was off and hanging.