I will try to keep this short and sweet. 1st: I am a retired Marine. 2nd: 1st hammock experiance was in Thailand, cross training with the Thi Marines. They showed me how to make a Hammock from a G-11 parachute, and use it for sleeping and relaxing.(they dont like sleeping on the ground in the jungle.to many critters.lol) 3rd: was looking for a DIY way to make a Hammock for my 44ft masthead ketch sailboat, to sleep more comfertable out on the water. Well I do like to camp also and when I found this forum, ( thanks to Shug's You Tube Channel ), I guess you could say I have been bitten by the Bug. No gear as of yet, but since I was a Parachute Rigger and can sew, I will be doing alot of DIY. So thanks to all forum members ahead of time for all your Great Ideas and Help.