Should a noob start out cheep or go for a good quality out fit?
My take is if your on the fence start cheap and in the summer. Less gear to buy upfront. Even if you get a cheaper hammock you can always add a TQ, UQ, and more expensive tarp later. But if you are in then go all the way and get the good stuff up front. Plus checking out a local hang wouldn't hurt.
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