Except for the family hammock in a metal frame in summer in the backyard, my first "hammock" hang was a Choinard PeaPod for big wall mountainclimbing. I also used it under my Hobie cat.
I haven't considered hammock camping, again, until I realized this might be a good thing for kayak camping.
I started paying more attention to the hammock threads at White Blaze, and I came over here once or twice. Then, I saw a hammock on sale link in White Blaze forum. I decided to take a chance I would not be throwing my money away.
I also saw that Jacks-R-Better had their Mt. Washington Convertible quilt system that looked practical.
I purchased the Grand Trunk Travel hammock "on sale" and realized I could make this model hammock using more lightweight materials.
I saw two or three pages on making a hammock out of silk I thought I bookmarked. I did bookmark the page to order the silk.
I checked back in this forum, and I saw the whoopie sling video. I also found webbing slings for trees. I also found information about making the hammock and about making a top quilt and an underquilt.
I has read people are using their hammock, either as a hammock or as a bivy.
I had already looked into making a catenary-cut tarp.
I had been closing in on making a Climateshield Combat quilt, over at BPL forum.
I thought this is a good time to get going on this. So, I'm here.
Last edited by ConnieD; 12-30-2009 at 13:16..