I was going on a kayak float this past weekend and usually do the Tent thing. Then an REI rep walked by and said if you ever go with a hammock you will never tent camp again. I blew it off and walked around and came back and saw a customer asking questions to one of the reps, they acted like they knew each other. So i chimed in and 2 hours later bought an ENO Double. I ordered a bugnet and the dryfly yesterday. I was out this weekend and made a migshift fly from a sun side panel to a gazebo and sprayed it down with weather sealer etc. (quickly).
SO im now hooked on camping only with a hammock now! I took the double loops out and put in a cabiner and had used ratchet straps on the trees to a 1/4 line with presiks knots to the carbiners. What else can i do? Just looking for ideas that work.
I went to Westmarine and got 100' of AMSTEEL Blue for $.21 cents a foot by price matching redden marine and they met the $.21 price. So Im getting that Thursday and will lash up my whoopie strings etc.
I will then be working on the RL but need to know how to set all this stuff up so that I can get the Fly and Hammock set up quickly. I need thoughts, Hardware to get for what i want to do and for ease of setup. I slept the first night in a big bulky sleeping bag and was horrible with thats but once i found the comfy spot i was out and no neck or pain from sleeping in my normal bed.
I am 138 lbs and 5'6" Have a few ideas. Also, have a friend that does sewing of parachute materials and have access to that to make some of my accessories! Let me know what i could do. I know its endless but want a decent setup to show off to my regular tent gurus!
I already have a buddy wanting to go camping again in 2 weeks! I hope i get him started in hammock camping!