welcome to the madness

Go watch all of Shugs videos on hammock hanging. You will learn alot in very little time.

Test hang your gear under controlled circumstances (backyard ect) so if something goes wrong you have an escape route. Nothing worse than using new gear than finding out it does not work as you expect.

Take your time buying gear. Lots of excellent choices from the vendors on the forum. There is no one perfect hammock, tarp ect for everyone.

Ask questions. Yes, the questions you ask have probably been asked and answered before but ask anyway. There is no one way do anything hammock hanging, lots of variation.

Above all, have fun