I have both and enjoy them both. Ed's book was the first to really tackle techniques and concepts associated with modern hammock camping but is a little outdated. His book for example predates under quilts and top quilts and you won't find anything about whoopie slings. It is still full of good hanging information and info for suppliers of gear and materials. The Ultimate Hang Book is very user friendly and up to date with lots of fun illustrations. It covers all the basics as well as advanced techniques and concepts. It explains how different set ups work and covers new gear from some of our favorite cottage industries. If you had to choose only one I would probably purchase The Ultimate Hang. Both books can be found on Amazon for about $12.00. You might as well buy both and get the super savor free shipping
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