hello hammock forum members! ive been here for a while but never formally said hello and was feeling a little guilty. Im 16, and live in Bangor maine, so have lots of experience in the woods! ive been camping and hiking since i was a wee little lad, and have always been a tent camper witht he family, since we never backpack, and often take canoe camping trips up in the allagash river.
I have a friend who was given an ENO dbl a while back as a gift and i saw it and thought it was "top of the line-only thing out there" for sleeping in hammock, and eventually picked one up myself. found shugs videos which directed me here soon after all this and have done quite a bit of reading on this site (ALOT!) and would just love to say thanks for all of the great help and for being such a vast wealth of knowledge!
I currently hang in an eno double nest (great fit for a 6'1" 155 lbs) and eno gaurdian bug net. Being a 16 year old without a job, i have a very very small budget, so am about to purchase a 9x9 campmor nylon coated tarp for very very cheap. I have yet to aquire an underquilt or top quilt, but since i do come from a family with loads of camping experience, ive got pleanty of sleeping bag options as well as a number of thermarest and other pads. hope to actually get out and do some camping in the hammock this year, as it will be my first summer with a setup, and have yet to use it for more then backyard hangin and a few indoor hangs. Well wish me luck on this great adventure of hammock camping! goodbye for now, Convertee