I am camping out with my hammock for the first time and this is what I've got for my setup. I had to stay VERY low on cost:
- ENO Doublenest - w/ slap straps
- REI Poly 8X10 tarp - http://www.rei.com/product/357011
- homemade bugnet tube from lycra mesh or no-see-um (still on the works)
- regular sleeping bag (insulation is not an issue this time of year)
The first plan is to use the tarp in a regular A-shape setup. But I may try setting it up on the diagonal as well. any arguments against doing this with a rectangular tarp?
Also, is 8X10 enough for coverage? or should I go with the 9x12 tarp?
I plan to test the setup before the real deal, I still have a couple of weeks before my trip.