Hi, my name is Bryan. I've been lurking for the last week or so and figured that I should register since I just ordered my first hammock, a Hennessy Expedition Zip, actually it is my second if you consider the cheap striped cotton one I use when I car camp in warm weather. I'm not quite hanging yet, I just hit the order submit button a few minutes ago. I got interested when I was googling splicing techniques for my Amsteel Blue winch extension and came across all of these blog posts and videos for whoopie slings and I thought, hmm hammocking looks fun and might come in handy when I ride my bike on the C&O Canal from Cumberland, MD to Washington, D.C. this summer. I'll try this thing out on my camping trip in a couple of weeks and if it works out, it will definitely be coming along on my bike trip. Thanks for the great forum, I have gotten a lot of good info already, but I'm sure that I have a lot to learn still.