I'm surprised to see the varies amount of hammock designs and suspension/shelter methods in the forum! (read: hammock virgin)
I'm from Singapore, a country with not much green to hang from (other than the coastal parks) and our shops have very limited hammock choices other than the typical chinese army green clone hammocks!!
I've got 2 of those broke/tore but nonetheless, after an enjoyable 3 week hammock camping in borneo & thailand (as part of my 2yr national service/army training during non tact moments) in the wet rainforest, I'm hooked!
Reading up on the forums has helped me understood why my hammock sagged and what I didn't do (or have) that make my tarps fail during those 3 days non stop rains in borneo!
Now I'm looking to get back to hammock camping (in more parks/reserve less jungle (primary forest) environment!
I've gotten myself a set of TTTM hammocks for some hanging fun, added some suspension accessories from arrowhead and hopefully, source some nice timeout location in Asia for some Hammock R&R!
Now to look for some tarps for shelter!