I'll jump on the wagon of saying that hammocking doesn't have to be expensive. Sure if you want the 13 foot cuben fiber winter tarp and the 900FP winter quilts made of M50 you're going to spend more than others. But it seriously is not worth starting at that point IMO. I've spent less than $200 in total for all of my backpacking gear. I've made alot of it myself, or come up with alternative uses for everyday items to build my kit, but it does what I need it to do.
I'll likely never have teh newest and greatest gear, but I'm okay with that. Like all hobbies you can do it expensive or you can do it cheap. Heck, I'm learning how to work with fiberglass so that I can make a cheap lightweight internal framed backpack. My gear may not be pretty, but at least it gets plenty of use.
*Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.
Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement. - Mark Twain
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