Greetings from Singapore! Thought I should introduce myself since i've just pulled the trigger on my first hammock, an XLC blackbird double 1.1 with the adjustable straps and a superfly.
I will surely have many questions as this will be my first serious attempt at more outdoor-sy stuff but I've always been interested. My main area of concern is the hot and humid weather here. Average temp is about 32 deg C during the day and 28 deg C at night, humidity averages out at about 75% unless it rains which then pushes it up to 80% plus. Bugs are always a concern here so I'll have to look into getting some permethrin or something.
Setting up the tarp is also a concern for me. I plan to follow the tarp setup video on the warbonnet site and have bought the 100 foot roll of 1.75 line along with the hammock. The problem is I have no idea how make the fixed loops that I see in the video to attach it to the tarps and the tutorials I've seen are rather daunting.
Nonetheless, I see this all as a personal challenge and am looking forward to learning many things from the more experienced members here. Also, if there's any other Singaporeans here, I'm up for some sort of hang together to learn the ropes so please let me know. Thanks guys!
p.s.: any tips on how to convince the lady of the house that $400 worth of camping equipment is a worthy investment?