Thanks for your help. I ordered a Hyperlite today. They had a deal for a free Hex tarp, but agreed to take $60 off of a SS instead, so that will be the beginning of my insulation for the winter. Seemed to but a much cheaper alternative to the JRB route. Here's what I'm thinking, but I would appreciate your opinion:
Get the GG 1/4' wide pad for starters. The Shenandoh (or probably the Stealth) quilt will hopefully carry me into fall here on the lower AT. Trying to decide between the standard or the deluxe MacCat.
Would you leave the suspension the same for starters or go ahead and make modifications from the beginning?
Any other tricks for someone who hasn't been in a hammock since they were a kid?