Noobage from eastern, NC here.
I ordered a cheap hammock on a whim a few weeks ago(dang it, youtube). I then purchased some whoopie slings, ridge line, a couple carabiners........I practiced hanging my rig a couple times, and lounged about in total comfort for a few hours. I have yet to spend a night out, but can't wait. I ordered an underquilt today, as soon as that sucker arrives I'm hitting the trees!
I figure I have about 18 times the price of that cheap hammock wrapped up in this venture now, go big or go home, right? and besides, I hate being cold.
I look forward to hopefully learning from you guys here.
take it easy,