I just got back from a 4 day backpack in Yosemite NP, amazing trip to say the least. This was the first multi-night trip in a hammock and all my new gear worked great (blackbird, oes tarp, crowsnest up, etc.).
My only problem came when trying to set up, finding a good pair of trees proved to be a lot more difficult than expected... some are huge, others are too far or too close. I ended up hanging between pair of trees I couldn't even wrap my arms around (good thing I had 14' straps with 6' whoopies), it worked but the time it took to just find a decent spot could have been spent on countless others tasks.
What kind of tips and tricks are out there to help me set up camp in less time? Each night took over a hour and presented new problems which slowed me down even more.
The only thing I could thing of would be using snake skins on the tarp with the suspension already attached, would save some time I think.
I'm not ready to go back to the ground just yet but it sure makes it tempting when I think back to how easy it was to get set up.