After all the information I could find in this forum, I had to join and start writing. I'm a 22 year old student from Germany and I'm a long experienced backpacker. I started backpacking with a local scouting group and since that time I had to deal with a lot of different kinds of sleeping set ups. In my own repertoire I have three self-made tents (click for an example), a downquilt and a lot of other different stuff. Today I made a hammock....

And due to Shugs videos I am now infected with the hammocking-virus . Found his videos a long time ago on YouTube.

So, just wanted to thank you for sharing all the great information!