I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is David Gottshall. I live in Massachusetts, but have hiked, camped, and backpacked most of my life.

I am a light-packing ground-dweller who has been following the hanging exploits of Shug on YouTube. I have carried a net hammock for relaxing on the trail, but have never used one as a shelter.

I am a bigger guy, tipping the scales at 260 lbs. I am looking for advice for a first hammock. Lighter weight is better and skeeters and black flies are a reality.

Advise is welcome and appreciated.

Dave Gottshall