G'day hangers, my name's Phil and I have a hammock strung on the deck in my backyard, but have recently discovered the hammock camping movement on youtube and found my way here.

I used to go camping with Scouts, but haven't been camping in 15 years, so I'm starting from scratch with the hammock camping stuff though, so I need to do my research into hammocks, sleeping bags and pads (or quilts).

I am rather hesitant ordering from Australia without having a chance to test things out, so looking for quality recommendations - you guys are quality, right? Being tall (187cm, 6'2") I am particularly interested in your thoughts and suggestions on hammock length.

Also regarding locations, There are some rather lovely National Parks around my area, which I understand I can camp in so long as I keep 1km off the tracks, but I'm not 100% sure how this works so any locals have suggestions?

Thanks for reading, I hope to be a hanger soon too.