Well, I have finally spent my first night in my hammock, and on Dec 26th to boot. After taking advantage of the HH holiday deal back in early Nov, reading countless articles and postings on HF, and modifying my HHUB to a SLS with Soft Shackles, I had a chance to take the boy out for our first hang.
We headed out to the site with a JameyT and his son and arrived just after dark. It was lightly raining and ~40 degrees. We quickly hung the two HH Cubs with the stock suspension, a stock HHUB with Super Shelter, and my modified UB and headed to dinner and a fire.
Fed and warmed, we packed the boys' sleep pads and sleeping bags to their hammocks and selttled them in. Taught them about Cold Butt Syndrome, how to deal with it, and how to lay in the hammock and left them to chat while the dads set up their hammocks.
After figuring out how to 1) get in my bottom entry hammock, 2) arrange my sleep pad on the angle, and how to stow all the jackets, etc I had a warm, comfortable nights sleep. JameyT and the boys reported the same.
Get to the site early
SLS and Soft Shackles ROCK
Hanging is the way to go.
Still to figure out:
Wet gear storage with the stock tarp
Where to get CHEAP BIG cuben tarps
Anyway, thanks to all the folks that blazed the trail. I look forward to many more nights in the hammock with the crew and to more mods and cool gear ideas.