Welcome to the forum Steve. Well we all make mistakes ,camping, etc and hopefully we learn something . You've got some great gear coming. Be sure to watch the set-up video's on the Warbonnet site to give you a start at setting it up. Its going to take a little while to get familiar with it and tweek it the way you like it and find the sweet spot for sleeping but it is a good hammock and in a short time you should have it figured out. It just takes a few setups to get it down. Don't forget a bit of ccf pad for your feet so they don't get cold. Have a look at the tarp set up video's on HF and some of the trip report Vid's like Linville gorge, thanksgiving hang etc as there's some close up looks at gear and tarp setups.
Have a good time.
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