A complete novice when it comes to hammocking, have never even sat in one let alone slept in one, But I love the idea of the freedom and versatility that a hammock offers but am totally as to what to buy, should I initially go cheap and cheerfull in case I can't hack hammocking ie; £10 on ebay or £200 plus for a Hennessy?
I appreciate that quality usually comes with price but does comfort?
Is a budget hammock as comfortable as an expensive hammock?
I have read that some hammocks allow sleeping flat or even on your side (which is what I do so I don't have to look at the wife all the time)
Any advice, pointers, photos web links etc would be greatly appreciated
would also appreciate advice on tarps and sleeping bags
I live in N,Ireland where we can get 4 seasons in one day
Aged 48 with some of the acompaning aches and pains,
6ft tall and 16 stone weight (but on a diet)
Hope to do some summer/autum backpacking in UK/europe
Sleep cold (unless the wife is there as she gives off quite a lot of hot air)
Thanks in advance