I am new to Hammock hanging and have been reading in the forums for a while now, but I am no closer to knowing what way to go, so many options and ideas!
So the Stats; I am 6' 6" and need a hammock capable of holding 300 lbs. I want a bug net build in, and those pull out cords on the side of the hammock. Not sure what they are called, but anything to keep from rocking! I would also like the ability to use a pad for insulation, at least to start. Hammock weight is not a huge deal, I would like to keep the entire set up less then 3 lbs, maybe 4 lbs with a BIG tarp.
I live in the PNW (Western Washington) so the bug net and big tarp are critical issues.
I normally sleep on my side, but the one time I sleep in a hammock I was fine on my back. I was diagonal in the hammock and it seemed to work fine.
I am also open to a DIY hammock and adding parts to it as I have time and money. I can afford a decent setup for a hammock and tarp, but not a top and under quilt at this time.
Feel free to link me to other threads in the form or makers of hammocks, it seems that there is a LOT of "hidden" cottage makers and general information out there on the net.
Looking forward to your help,