New guy from North Carolina
I got pulled this way thanks to BushcraftUSA forums where over time I started getting interested in hammocks.
Well I got interested and started reading, watched videos (Especially Shug's) and doing my due diligence and research.
I read a thread about the $25 hammocks at Walmart, blue things but seemed cheap enough to give it a shot. Worst case I could use it to hold gear or something.
After watching Shug's videos I wanted to try whoopie slings since the suspension that came on it was awful in my eyes so at Thanksgiving when Redden offered free shipping I ordered 50ft of amsteel and made myself a set of whoopies.
About an hour of work got me a set of ~6ft whoopies, had them installed on the hammock and the next day I grabbed a set of tie straps to use as makeshift tree straps and a few long smooth bolts and up she went.
Not bad for my first hang:
Got the wife to try it out a little later and she didn't want to get out.
Haven't laid in it for long or in trees far enough apart but that will come.
I now need to find some tree straps and either use a blue tarp I have or get a better one to try this out in the woods for real.
I would like to thank you all for enabling me with a new hobby.