Originally Posted by reenactor
any suggestions on gear and places i can get it .... im looking at the warbonnet blackbird double 1.7 ????// suspension needed ? any info would be great
Oh man, that's a different can of worms entirely. So many vendors, so many choices. You'll get a thousand opinions on hammock/tarp/suspension/insulation combinations. It's hard to read about this stuff and make an informed decision. Attending a group hang, even if you do so in a tent, is the best way to make your purchasing decisions, in my opinion. You'll get to see different suspensions, hammocks, tarps, insulation, etc.
I attended the Fall MAHHA 2011 in Maryland and learned a lot. I think there were over 60 hangers there, and all sorts of things to check out. Even my last hang with just two other hangers, Kayak Karl and Syb, taught me a lot. Get out and see how folks hang rather than read about it!