First an introduction and then boatloads of gratitude to all of the posters in this thread and many other thread on this forum. I am Turtlelady from the western part of Kentucky. I have been lurking and studying posts here for many months. My gratitude to you all has prompted me to post today. Using the suggestions here I took apart the
rigging of my modest $16.00 hammock I ordered last spring, rolled the ends, whipped them with a structural ridgeline through the whipping for no aditional costs. This improved the comfort of my lay immensely! Thank you many times over for all your sharing and kind spirits and your multi-talents. A special heartfelt thank you to Shadowmoss for all her very patient encouragement and generosity in so many ways. I am now encouraged that hammocking can work for me and I will move forward to other improvements. My next project will be to make a hammock stand, likely a version of Risk's design, as my basic goal for now is a workable system to use indoors. If I can conquer the challenges hammocking presents for me with my particular needs, then I will get more serious about using hammocks for camping. I look forward to joyfully learning much more from all of you. Happy hammocking to you all. Much gratitude from an aging ground dweller who wishes to leave the ground and fly!