For some of us (myself) we have to do things by experimentation....and that can be expensive in the end
. Trust that nothing is as warm, light weight and compressible as a good down UQ.
Get a good dehydrator; it'll pay for itself after just a few uses and you can make what you know you'll like.
Embrace your inner stove addiction and cord addiction (which will happen soon enough).
Make sure you have your hammock and not
your bug net or UQ in hand before you go to sit on your hammock. It's a rude awakening to hit the ground when you miss judge that one!
...and it hurts
You can do your best to set up the right way with your tarp against the weather, but plan on the weather changing and hitting you through the ends. It's a test, just go with it. Shut your tarp doors, or add your poncho to the end.
Ponchos are handy for many things other than for your own body.
The little things weigh you down. The many LED lights out there; the wonderful, colorful, different size caribiners; knives galore; and of course stoves and cord.
Have a small baggy of extras in case something breaks or is lost. (cord can take care of almost any of that
Don't do a Sasquatch call from your hammock. Seems to unnerve your fellow hangers
Leave the opened bottom bug net at home.....actually throw it away and use a closed bottom bug net. Some spiders jump, and it brings friends!!!!!
(I'll never use that bug net again!) Would work as a loner though
When a snake drops down on your tarp it'll just slide off. Don't freak out while watching it slowly slide off your semi porch mode tarp with your flash light shinning on it. That one unnerves your fellow hangers too.
I could keep going...I really could, but those things jump out at me first.