So, a buddy and I started gearing up several months ago to do some backpacking. I did a fair bit of backpacking in my younger days, then lost touch with buddies and got busy with other activities.
Buddy, detail-oriented dude he is, began researching new gear and sending links to ultra-light gear, hammocks, etc. I was like, yeah, whatever. Good luck with that. I'd rather have gear that will last and stand up to my abuse. Hammock looks cool & all, but my tent is fine for now.
Well, two trips to Big Sur later, watching buddy sleep until late morning as I peer grudgingly at him from the cold, hard ground, having been up since the crack of dawn, remembering why we hiked in so much alcohol in my youth, I decided it was time for a hammock.
Deciding which hammock to buy was a no-brainer. Buddy did all the research and got a WBBB. It sold itself. Accessorizing and using the thing was another story. Watched Shug's videos about 4 times through until I was comfortable with the lingo, decided on a WB Edge tarp and most excellent ridgeline for said tarp from Opie, and we're rarin' to go. I expect things will be along shortly, in time for our next outing.
Nice forum y'all have here. Thanks for all the great info, and a new obsession