I've been wanting to get out into the woods more often and decided that there's no better motivator than having to justify all the gear you just bought. When I realized what a great fit hammocks were for backpacking I couldn't get them out of my head. I have always really loved hammocks and always been sorely deprived as I am a city boy suffering from congenital lack of trees and porches, I have probably hung in a hammock no more than a handful of times. Bought myself an ENO DoubleNest cause they had a color offering I could not resist (rasta) and spent the last week or two reading HF late into the night.
Got my first hang in yesterday and it was a stealth hang too. After a couple hours searching and fence climbing found what I believe to be the only part of Prospect Park out of sight of any paths or roads and finally got to string my baby up.
Bet you wouldn't have guessed I was right in the middle of Brooklyn.
My ring buckle suspension worked out great (I ordered supplies for my suspension before I got to pt. 3 of Grizz's intro suspension vids where he explains what whoopies are!). My tarp hanging attempt is not pictured as it did not go nearly so well. Forgot a knot, using brittle sticks as stakes, burnt myself sealing many paracord cuts on a windy day, etc. Only stuck around for a few hours til the cold got to me, figured my "believe me I am not trying to live in the park" line for any parks people that found me would be more flimsy if I was loaded down with insulation so I just laid in my coat. But man, let me say that hammock was comfy! I am very excited to learn more and get hanging in some real woods. I'm really happy this place exists so I can nerd out to my heart's content in the meantime. Hang loose!