Always loved camping. Son just joined BSA and I joined with him. First campout was in a tent and I didn't sleep nearly as well as I remembered doing on campouts as a kid. I've been reading and watching all I can about hammock campuing and this forum has come up too many times to not jump in. I'm looking forward to a good night sleep in a hammock. If half the stories I read are true, sleep will come better hanging in a hammock than laying on the ground.

I'm tempted by the thought of a DIY hammock, but my sleep is worth a lot to me... Do I go for it? How many times does it usually take to "get it right"?