I just wanted to say Hi to everyone, your site has all the info that anyone could want, thanks for that.
I found your site by looking up Winter camping and found Shugs videos on youtube... That guy is a gas... made for TV Shug, you really are.
I was also looking for lightweight tents, and overall general survival stuff and found a great deal on the Hennessy Explorer Deluxe, which really fit all the criteria that I was looking for in a tent and a bivy, so I bought two of them. I expect to have them by Friday.
I see some very elaborate setups here, and frankly feel somewhat inept being a noobie, but as a fast learner, I think I can get up to speed very quickly.
I am reading all that I can on a better attachment solution ratcheting slings etc.. and a freestanding solution in the event of tree's being unavailable, or just use it as a bivy.
I love camping and have a very large Popup for when I have the whole family going, but with the hammock scenario, I can bring it along with my popup or take it by itself via backpack with just me and my son.
I just wanted to say hi, and let you all know that you have a great community here (which you probably already knew) and a plethora of information that I'll be spending the next few weeks studying. I have a planned trip on the 21st of this month and am excited to setup in my backyard this weekend to begin the testing.