My first hammock was a GT.
I took it out for a test run with a thermarest pad I had.
That thing moved around soooooo much I hardly slept a wink.
I did alot of reading here as a result.
one guy, just recently, posted what I thought an awesome
solution for a pad on a budget.
in fact, i loved his idea so much, I am making this for a back up pad!
it is totally worth getting the elephant clips as an adjunct to your tree straps.
recommend the elephant trunks or Dutch Clips ( either for 1" or 1.5" straps)
also, once you make 50 posts, check out the PIF section.
people have extra gear that you might need and vice versa.
warning: very addicting and contagious!