Just ordered the blackbird today. Seemed like the best choice after much research. I could not afford a tarp yet, so I will have to improvise with something cheaper. Possibly a tarp from lowes or homedepot for the moment. Any suggestions on something better for cheap, that would work with a blackbird would be greatly appreciated. I cannot stand the wait now. I want to go hang in the woods now. Also, anyone have any idea how long it might take to receive the hammock (no modifications)?