Originally Posted by Jsanderson
Hey guys and gals, new guy here, well I registered back a couple of years ago thinking I would get into hanging around then but never got into it. Right now I am looking into the ENO Doublenest to be my starter hammock. So hopefully I will learn some valuable lessons from you guys and will be well on my way hanging instead of sleeping on the cold ground!
I plan on ordering the slapstrap pro, bug net and dry net all when I place my order. I'll look at any hammocks y'all suggest too.
First, welcome to the forums! Second, I would hold off on ordering those slapstraps. They're fine for short lays of about an hour, but extended times, like overnight, they will stretch so your hammock will be scraping the ground by morning. You can read this forum thread about the latest person to discover the problem.
Might I suggest looking at whoopieslings.com for your hammock suspension needs? In particular, I would suggest getting the All-in-One system they sell. It's extremely simple to set up(talking about less than 30 seconds), and it gives you a set of whoopies slings, which allow you to adjust your height of your hammock with a simple pull. If you like the design of the Slapstraps, there is a polyester alternative, the Python Straps from Kammock
. But whatever you choose, have fun out there!