Figured it's time to join the forum after a few months of lurking. I purchased a HH Hyperlight & their "Supershelter" system last October and have gotten to using it a fair amount this summer, figuring out the in's-n-out's of the hammock lifestyle.
I'm in Boston, MA and have been doing most of my hammocking in the Whites. I got into it after sleeping in a standard hammock on a boating weekend with a buddy. I had the option of sleeping in the cabin or on the deck during a wonderful weather weekend in a standard rope hammock. After those few nights I looked into the hammock thing for my backpacking.
I'm one of those light/ultralight backpackers, and I'm currently really interested in the feasibility of hammocking through a New England winter where the temps can reach into the -30's. I'm hoping to learn how to make this a possibility with the right UQ/TQ/etc combination, along with whatever other methods would be needed.
I'm also looking to do the AT next year in my hammock, but that will depend on the (un)employment situation at that time. So I'll also be doing research on how to best accomplish that in the hammock.
So far the one thing I do know is my sewing machine will be getting some much needed use as I make myself some UQ's for various conditions, and attempt to get my hammock into the -30's.
Also, I'm a side/back sleeper, and for some reason find myself sleeping in the "fetal" position when in a hammock and finding it amazingly relaxing. Dunno if that's an oddity, but since I don't sleep like that in a bed...