I have been backpacking for many years but am totally new to hammock camping. I have no hammock gear what so ever. Before this, I always thought that choosing my backpack was the hardest equipment choice I had to make. Choosing hammock gear is much more difficult.
After reading these forums for a few months, I have noticed that most people seem to have a mix of different branded gear. My question is this, is it better to mix and match or go to one website and order everything from the same vendor.
For example, after doing tons of reading, Iím pretty sure Iím going to purchase a Blackbird Double Layer 1.7 hammock. If I go this route, why not just get everything here (tarp, UQ and TQ)? I could also do the same thing from Jacks R Better and other vendors.
Does anyone do this? I know that many people might not be able to purchase everything at once because of money restraints. What are your thoughts?