I just registered earlier today and I'm in the market for a good hammock. How did I start?
Maybe 10 years ago G.I. Joe's surplus had some canvas hammock tents for $50. A buddy and I bought a pair on a complete whim and we tried them out. I liked mine, he hated his.
We packed them away. I've used mine once or twice since then but it's disintegrated and torn apart. Years later, I saw another cool tenting option. Cot tents!! (pictured below)
I had a Jeep at the time and never did any hiking, so the cot tent was an awesome way to overcome the normal ground-sleeping issues. It packs up HUGE, about 3'x 3' x 5" so hiking is out of the question, but it served me well. I still love to take it camping when I can drive right to the site.
Now I've sold the Jeep and can't haul it around anymore, so I need a smaller option. So, I've registered here and I'm trying to soak up as much info as possible, and I'm trying to rush because Hennessy has some models on sale, but I'm also looking at the Clarks, and I'm not sure I can justify spending almost $300 on something I'll use only a handful of times a year. If they have a model I decide I want to buy, I need to do it lickety split!
You'll probably wonder what my username is. It's the result of my first email address being GuitarsNsnakes@something.com
(my other hobbies), then I switched ISPs and had to shorten it, so it became gtrsncks or something, and a friend asked me once "What is that...gutter snacks?" So I became guttersnacks from there on out. So, it's gutter snacks, but you can call me Tom