welcome gypsy... just beware of the webbing from wal-mart. check out message # 12 in the homemade gear thread, "wal-mart lottery".
about using the stock spectra rope that comes on the HH, or other rope... there`s been quite a bit of discussion about that on the hammockcamping yahoo group.
most hammockers agree that ropes will be far more likely to leave marks on the tree`s bark.
not only do we want to reduce the chance of damaging the trees we like to hang on, but there`s the whole issue of hammock use being accepted in state park, etc.
might be a good discussion here. ...tim
don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!