New to the forums and to hammocking. Since I need to camp now (scouts) but don't really know what I want, I made a minimal investment in a GI style jungle hammock. It is not a true surplus, just a modern replica made by "Fox," but of the type you can see on amazon and whatnot if you look up GI jungle hammock.
Even this cheap and crude (by comparison to others) setup has addressed a lot of the comfort problems I had on the ground. I even salvaged a nylon tarp from an unused dining tent I had to make a full rain fly. The plan is to find what I like and what I don't and at some point make an upgrade...probably.
In the meantime any advice anyone has who has used this type of older hammock is appreciated.