Originally Posted by brushybill
if you already have backpacking gear you can easily adapt most of it to hammocking, you can slide your sleeping pad between the layers of your wbbb and use your sleeping bag as a top quilt, i went so far as to rip the zipper and hood off of my cats meow bag to cut weight and make it more user friendly for the hammock
Have the pad, my bag is synthetic and a bit heavy/bulky.
I have considered both options you mentioned, was just exploring the possibilities of stumbling upon some used stuff that might be available reasonably.
Originally Posted by catalyst81
If you can sew or know someone who can, making a gathered end hammock only takes about an hour and is really inexpensive. Instructions on the forum here
Thanks, if I'm not able to find him a decent used hammock, thats probably the route he'll have to go. Lack of spare time leaves you wanting to spend time using the gear instead of making it.... but it is a good option.
This would be a lot easier if my hiking buddy would join the rest of the human race and become computer literate. I think he may be the last person on the planet that refuses to use the internet. My 9 year old daughter even teases him about it.