Name is Mike and I'm glad to find a forum about my newest fascination--that being hammocking. But I do have some concerns that I hope the members here can shed some light on. I'm a fairly limber 6'4", 300# man that loves the outdoors but hates tents. I've never been able to get a decent night's sleep in a tent, especially with a old lower lumbar vertebra injury. I'm thinking a hammock might be a realistic alternative and would love to have the experienced opinion of the brain trust here, or at least some recommendations on where to start.
I would like to tryout an inexpensive but fairly complete hammock system before I commit to investing in a more mainline/quality hammock, such as the Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7oz that I have my eye on. Something that at least affords bug protection as well as rain protection.
I thank you in advance for your patience and efforts in guiding this noob.