I have been following the Hammock Forums site for a number of months now. The vast amount of material, written & video, available is a testament to the Forums members who go so far out of their way to help & assist noobs such as myself. I have been hanging out in the Piney Woods for over four decades and have loved every minute. Starting out with military surplus gear and milk jugs for water storage, I have over the years become a gear junkie. With no choices in the beginning to almost too many choices today, the outdoor industry has continue to evolve. I thought I was quite satisfied with my tarp/bivy bag arrangement but kept my eyes on the horizon for a 'better way'. I tried a Brazilian jungle hammock about 10-12 years ago and it showed promise but I froze! It can get down into the 20's in the summer out here. I began to run across articles on hammocking about a year ago which led me to this site. I am acquiring the pieces to my new system and hope to 'fine tune' in time for Spring. In the meantime, I have the Winter to enjoy and urge everyone to consider getting out there and take advantage of a great time of year to be in the outback. If you have the right gear, it's a No Brainer!