Hi All -- I hate to admit that I've had a hammock setup for over a year and haven't gotten to use it. I was into backpacking and then had some foot issues and got out of it for a while. But now I think I am back and looking forward to a lot more hammock nites.
I went for a car camp on some friends property outside of Cleveland GA last weekend and setup the hammocks. I should have listened about the ground pad for the first night, even in summer -- it was like ice on my back! Second night was great though, added a Big Agnes insulated pad slightly blown up and boy, I have never had a better night in the woods. No back or shoulder pain when I got up -- I will never go back to the ground now!
The setup was some diy tree hugger straps, the Skeeter Beeter Pro hammock and a Claytor diamond rain fly.
I want to Thank all of you guys for posting here -- over a year ago when I bought and formed my setup, it was from reading many posts here that got me to try this and helped to figure out what to get.
Here is a pic...