Welcome to the forum. In the beginning it can be a bit overwhelming as we try to get the perfect system for our needs when actually some of that we won't know till we get out there. Thankfully allot of the stuff around the forum has been tested allot and if you buy something that's popular you pretty much can't go wrong. You might be surprised how comfortable a hammock is and decide to do it more. Good luck
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“The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer