Tried my DIY hammock (see WV Camo Hammock in DIY thread) overnight for the first time. Camped in the campground at Berryman Trail with a buddy of mine who had one of those Byer's. First, the hammock worked to perfection. My whoopies held with no slipping and no creaking sounds I get with the ENO straps. I was able to get a flat, comfortable position and laying on my side was easy too. This hammock has extremely long suspension, requires 18-24 foot span. Bad thing, I am still using bug net and tarp from ENO, and these are much shorter. Solved that by tying to the tree strap loop. As soon as I make the otehr parts, this is going to be a great hammock.
On another note, I got really cold because I don't have an UQ. I used a Cat's Meow sleeping bag, and probably because of the homebrewed beer my buddy inisisted I try, I put the bag into the hammock in the wrong direction. Never could figure out why I couldn't get my feet inside. ;-) My back got a little cold but the top was just fine, making me think all I need is the underquilt and I can still use my bag for a top quilt.
Woke up rested enough to do 22 miles riding on the Ozark Trail Trace Creek section. Major climbs! Along the way, found an incredible little valley full of green ferns and moss covered boulders and enormous pines. Planning a hang there ASAP!