I got a ENO DN for x-mas from the in-laws, and I'm hooked! I've always loved hammocks but never considered them for camping until recently. Now that I've tried it, I don't think I'll ever sleep on the ground again. I have been watching Shug's videos on you tube for awhile & dare say he's what got me curious. Anyway, his videos led me here and what a great resource and community! I immediately swapped out the included cord & biners, got some tree straps and I've been swayin' in bliss ever since! I'm doing things on the cheap for now, I might upgrade to some better/different/lighter products in time. I can see how this could become a very expensive hobby. I'm currently using the $4 straps from Harbor Freight, Metolius FS Mini biners, SMC Rings, and Amsteel continuous loops to the hammock. I'm pretty happy with the ease I can set up, adjust, and take down the hammock. The blue walmart pad seems to work well, but I do see the need for a wider pad or the SPE. As for the tarp, the green 9'x7' tarp from Harbor Freight is heavier but the price is right! I really don't mind an extra pound or two as I don't get the chance to do long hikes very often and I do save weight in other ways. I'm thinking that some kind of bugnet is necessary and I think I'm going to go DIY. Other than the obvious things like buying better/lighter gear, does anyone have any words of wisdom? Are there little tips or any kind of inside info I should know about the gear I have? Like are the Harbor Freight straps going to burst into flames, drop me on my rear end, and burn down the woods? Thanks!