Thanks eveyone for the warm welcome.
Cannibal, thanks for the offer to try out some different hammocks, I might try to take you up on that offer. Considering one of your other posts said that you had a dozen of your hanging at one time.
cavscout, I actually looked at your plans for the stand and worked my way off of them. I had the feet closer together and found it to be a little wobbly so I ended up moving them to the ends. I will have to bolt them to the horizontal beam, right now, I just screwed them in. So I will have to do something about that later on. But thanks for the advice. Good thing i don't have kids. haha
HappyCamper, hopefully I continue to pay the bills first and then gear second. I will keep you posted on that. But I do have a problem with gear. I just can't seem to get enough gear, hopefully the DIY top quilt doesn't suck me in too much, but I hear that's where it starts.