I found this forum through Natural Bushcraft. Been living and working in UAE for nearly 4 years, and been able to do a reasonable bit of rough camping in the desert and on beaches and in the mountains with the family and the Scouts - I'm an Explorer Scout Leader.
I've always fancied the idea of hammocking and got one towards the end of last year. I tried it for the 1st time on a Scout camp at a beach and it was the best nights sleep I've had outside ever.
I'm keen to get a better understanding and then practise at home the different ways of setting up the hammock to see what I find best and would be very grateful for any advice. I bought a Lifeventure hammock as this was the only supplier I could find out here.
I'm in the process of planning an overnight trip for Explorer Scouts to a desert island - kayaking over - and I'm planning to sleep in it over there. I'm in the process of looking for a mossie net, there are Lifesystems nets out here which seem pretty good - has anyone used them before?
I've set up a couple of wall hooks in my garden to try out difference arrangements, and am keen for any advice / guidance on the easiest way to set-up an fine tune the tension. The hammock comes with extension cords and I bought some heavy duty steel rings, but I'm now reading about whoopies and other things.
One question - and there seems to be two camps - when you set-up is it better to have some sag in your hammock or or not?