Just a friendly hello from Mississippi!
I got turned onto hammocks after doing some research on some lightweight gear for hiking and jokingly emailed a friend a cheap lightweight hammock from Dicks Sporting goods saying how ideal that would be for my tent! Well, curiosity got the best of me so I did some research and later found Shugs' youtube videos for noobs (Thanks Shug!) and well, that was about all I needed to know that I did want to get a hammock for my hiking/camping trips!
So anyways, I've ended up with getting the Hennessey Hammock (one with the zipper side entrance) with super shelter after reviewing a few. Here in the South the hammocks with attached bug netting was a must for me, and the zippered side entrance option was just even more an incentive. I just love it! So much better than any tent/tarp shelter I've experimented with!
So, with the wonderful advice I've found from some of the forum members here, and looking into doing some modifications and such I've registered and look forward to learning more.