I'm a brand new hanger from Massachusetts.
About 6 weeks ago I picked up an Equip hammock from Walmart and a Hammock Bliss bug net from Campmor. Made a couple of Whoopie slings and a ridgeline out of 1/8 Amsteal blue and away I went.
I have since switch to webbing and cinch buckles on the Equip (nothing against the slings I just like the webbing more) and have ordered a Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 Double (felt like a kid on Christmas when it arrived). Currently using a Guide Gear Tarp (no tie out mods yet maybe next weekend), and have a poncho liner UQ in the works.
Anyway I would not have done any of this if it was not for all the information from this site. Thanks to the videos from Shug, Grizz, Ramblinrev, and many others I have learned more than I thought there was about hammocking.
Thanks Guys, keep up the good work.