Lots of decisions to make! Just remember that what ever you choose, its not permenant- some one will come up with something new in the future that you just have to have! Thats why most of us have quite a collection of stoves, tarps, hammocks etc. Just get out there and try new things---I have yet to go on a trip and come back completely satisfied with my gear---I always tweak it begfore the next trip. ( fyi the whoopie slings are really cool, And I highly recommend them! ) Good luck!
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