Well as the title says, I am from Texas and man is it hot this time of year. Never spent to much time thinking about hammocks until a couple weeks ago. Went camping on the 4th with some friends. I ended up as bug bait and a fellow camper who brought a hammock seemed unscathed by the plague of skeeters, kissing bugs, and ants. He didn't even have a bug net. That is enough to sell me right there!
I made a DIY hammock out of a 300ct cotton twin sheet from wallyworld last week and strung it up with a couple 1" webbing straps from a $4 come along & some 550 cord. The 550 stretched a lot, but it worked. Unfortunately the sheet started ripping while I was experimenting with laying on my side and trying to find a good angle on the diagonal.
I was hoping I could get away without doing any sewing, but that didn't work, so I ordered 3 yards of 70D 1.9oz Ripstop Nylon yesterday. Hopefully by the end of next week I'll be ready for some field testing!
Anyhow, thank you all for providing this great source of information for keeping my butt off the ground and hopefully warm and bug free!