Hi all. I've been a camper my whole life and recently got into hammocks quite by accident. I was borrowing some camping gear from a buddy. He told me that his tent was in the garage. I was going to borrow his 1-man backpacking tent and picked up his Byer by accident. I guess I should have noticed that the bag wasn't tent shaped but in retrospect it was the best mistake I ever made!
It was dark my first night out and I had no idea what to do or where the tent poles were. I ended up wrapping the hammock around my sleeping bag. Several days later some Germans were hiking by. I don't speak German and they didn't speak English. Through a lot of gestures they were able to explain what I was supposed to do with the hammock. Man, it was hilarious. I wish somebody was there to videotape it.
I'm definitely a beginner and would appreciate any advice or product recommendations. Up until a week ago I thought the only hammocks were make of rope and sold at Cost Plus.