Just got back on HF after a long absence and found the TX thread. Wish I could join you, but just now ordered a new hammock and equipment. I've taken my Grand Trunk Nano on trips to experiment with, but I've never used my tarp, etc. I need to figure out all the hanging tricks. I'm truly new at hanging and I am terrible at knots. I'm in Magnolia, TX and plan on doing a hike on the LST Sunday June 9th up near Hidden Lake with a local meet up group so that I can get more familiar with that part of the trail. I also hike with my dog and have wondered how this goes when you are in a hammock. Generally, when ground dwelling, I keep them safe in the tent with me. I wish I could attend the July hang, but its during the Reliant dog show and I help sponsor the flyball tournament there (its a dog racing type of thing). Hopefully, I can catch you during another hang later in the year or when it cools off a bit.