I wasn't sure where to post this but I wanted to get this off my chest. I would like to say thank you to all the contributors of this forum. For more than 15 years I've been a "tent guy". About 6 months ago a close friend said he wanted to plan a 5-6 day hiking trip on the Appalachian trail.
After searching for light-weight gear I came across this forum. I became hooked right away. And so went months of research. The end result was an oversized DIY gathered end hammock. My other friends hear about this and jumped on the band wagon too. But them, having more funds than I, went with ENO's and Warbonnets. The trip couldn't have turned out better! I won't be sleeping on the ground again if I have a choice.
Also with mine being oversized I was able to sleep with my pack and my boots in my hammock on the 2 rainy nights.
Once again, THANKS!!!