I guess I've been a hammock camper since the early 90's. You know whipping the ends of my poncho liner and tying it between two trees with 550 cord, then using my poncho as a tarp. Ah the life life of a infantry soldier, anything to get up out of the mud and muck. I now have a DD Travel Hammock and DD tarp. It's a little heavy for backpacking, so now I'm looking into some DIY stuff and MAN do You guys have a ton of info.