Originally Posted by Mountnman
+1 on STinGA, If you are new to the woods in general there are some of those feelings and concerns to be expected. The animals are most of the time more scared of you so I would not worry about a perimeter of sorts. So watch the game trails, I was on a trip, got in after dark and set up on a hillside right over a heavily traveled game trail and luckily nothing came barreling down the hill that night or I would have been abruptly awoken
Find some buddies to go and you will naturally start to develop a trust in the wild and may even get the urge to do some solo trips. Just get out as often as you can, be mindful of your surroundings and your food,cook and hang food well away from your sleeping area and enjoy the best peace you can have, hanging between two trees in the middle of no where. Welcome to the forums!! And watch Shugs videos, here is a good one to start with, there are 9 more in the series for the new hammocker and many others of his videos are not only informational but hilarious!!
I agree, find some friends to hang with and build our comfort level up, I'm not comfortable enough my self to go camping by myself yet, the night noises kind of freak my out, hoping o be able to get over that one day and just be able to go into the woods by my self for an overnighter and enjoy the solace of being alone in the forest and kicking back in he hammock and just watching the stars in the sky and listening to a nearby stream