Hi all. I am returning to the sport of hanging after a *cough**cough* year hiatus.
I learned to backpack in the Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout, 1984) and started hanging back then to open up more places to sleep. There are many times I went to bed swinging in the trees only to find running water under my hiney when I woke up. Site selection on the AT during a rain storm always included a bit of guess work...
Hammocks have come a long way from the "a$$ net" I started with. Add a couple unsuspecting sticks as spreaders and a foam pad, hang it under a semi-permeable tarp...and it was like a night at the Four Seasons...if the Four Seasons had mosquitoes and iodine in the water.
So, it is apparent that there is a lot to learn...and hopefully a few places where I can offer some "old school" advice.