Originally Posted by Fatpacker
Just wanted to say hi. New to backpacking and overnighters. I would love to try hanging...been reading and now my head is swimming. It seems like there is so much to it...not sure where to start or how to start. I'm 6'2" 290...and open to suggestions. Thanks and look forward to hanging out at this great site.
Howdy from Texas.
We have similar dimensions, so I'll share my testimonial...
I started with an EQUIP hammock from Walmart with some lashing straps and a 8x10 poly tarp from Harbor Freight. That started me off and cost less than $35. I use a fleece blanket on top and have started using a $7 Walmart blue CCF pad underneath.
Cheap, simple and comfortable.
Watch some Shug vids, google hammock camping, read forum posts. You'll learn alot in no time.