Hey all you crazy hangers....just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all of the help I received, which allowed me to become a hanger. My back and hips personally wanted to thank you as well.

My first night on the trail is Monday, and I'll be trying to provide as much hammock-related information as possible in my journal as I gain more experience and get to deal with those unforseen challenges.

I did manage to get my UQ adjusted so I've got a starting point at least. And for any newbies who are wondering what my set-up is...here's a list:

MacCat Deluxe Tarp w/JRB self-tensioning lines & Vargo titanium stakes
JRB Nest as UQ
WM 20-degree down mummy bag (full zip so I can use as a quilt as well)
Blue Wally World CCF pad

I'm also using homemade (by Hammock Engineer) snakeskins, one set of mesh for my tarp, one silnylon set for my hammock/underquilt/down camp jacket.

You all take care and hopefully I'll see some of you at the hangout in Hot Springs.