Hello folks and thanks for all your various contributions that i have been reading through. I cant remember quite how it happened but i was looking up kit for a wee trip i'm planning up Glen Etive for the end of the month and stumbled on the the genius idea of taking a hammock instead of my trusty bomb proof tent. Since then i have been reading everything i can get my hands on about hammocks and your site has been a virtual closet full of wonders. I especially liked the thread on how to pitch a hammock without the use of trees because the highlands of Scotland are a bit bald in places, not to mention chilly! Sound like a good place to try out my 'new' (65 year old) WW2 US Jungle Hammock!
;-) I cant wait!