While I'm waiting for "Brown Santa" (the UPS man) to deliver my new toy, I just wanted to thank everyone on here for the great information, the videos etc. It's made my decision very easy!
I scraped together enough cash and a dividend check to get the HH Expedition Asym with the side zipper from REI ($99 and free shipping was a steal!). I plan on using it until I'm sure hammocking is for me, if not I'll go back to ground and give it to my brother. If it is for me, I'll use it for a "spare" tent while I build my "dream" hammock setup.
Now, since I don't have the package yet, I'm sure while Hennesey included many things, they don't include stakes. That has me thinking about rigging the tarp. I am rather broke after the hammock purchase, so a nice tarp setup is a little ways away. I'm thinking of going to Lowe's for some gutter nails and some mason's line for a tarp ridgeline. Is this the cheapest route, or should I go ahead and get some "nice" stakes (Target has some MSR knockoffs for cheap, plus I know they have some Figure 9's and S-biners) and some "better" line for the ridgeline (have plenty of outfitters in town, plus a Sportsmen's Warehouse) Something like Kelty Trip-Tease?
Thanks for allowing me to share my excitement, and any info would be greatly appreciated!