I'm not really what you call a new hanger. I bought my first HH Expedition 2.5 from REI back in 2002 and would rotate hanging with tenting depending on the weather. I never even knew there was a community such as this existed until I stumbled upon one of Shug's videos (he cracks me up) on youtube. A buddy of mine had an old army surplus jungle hammock and he used to rave about it all the time. One day he showed up on a float trip with a new Lawson camping hammock and when I saw that I knew I had to have one too. I ran out and bought the HH and immediately knew that my days on the ground were numbered only I didn't know about all the options that you could apply to hang during late fall and winter so the hammock stayed stowed away until spring...until I found hammock forums.
Now I've started putting together my cold weather kit and with the advice and the reviews of all the gear options out there I'm sure I'll get it figured out so as to get off the ground all together.
And it's really refreshing to be part of a forum where respect for other posters opinions is truly observed without criticism but with constructive alternatives. Gotta love that.
Bessie Braddock: Sir, you are drunk.
Churchill: And you, madam, are ugly. But in the morning, I shall be sober.