Stumbled onto this site a while back and found many valuable ideas...thanks. I decided to register so I could dig deaper (see attachments) and hopefully share my DIY lessons with others.
Brief intro: Been an outdoorsmen my whole life, but the older I get the more I appreciate the simple things in life: solace, smell of rain, sound of morning birds, etc. Nature seems to be a great haven that draws me closer.
Anyway, for more than a decade I have hiked the Long Trail (MA to Middlebury) section hiked the AT (completed most of VT and I hope to complete MA by next year). I am also a Finger Lakes Trail member, maintainer and builder (AlleyCat).
I am new to the hammock world, having slowly moved from shelter dweller to tent to tarp tent and now hammock. While each has its place and value, there is something quite unique to the swing of a hammock.
Cheers, and thanks again for the advice!