I have been so excited waiting for this gear to arrive. I have been naïvely deluding myself the entire time.
While I knew this would eventually be an issue, the hammock is here and my problem is now all up in my grille...
Now I am forced to face the fatal flaw in my decision...
I mean, have some, perfectly spaced, too... just on forbidden wetlands behind the house...lol Nice, tall 80' plus cedars, laughing at me... the buggers.
I am, shudder the thought, considering a hammock stand from Home Depot. Just not enough time to field test anywhere. Only home for the weekend then traveling on business again.
Giddy like a school boy waiting for Christmas morning before it arrived, and needing to delay gratification like an adult now that its here... lol Ain't life funny sometimes?
Gear seems top notch, though I need to find sacks to carry everything together. That would be a nice option: pouches for extra lines, tent stakes and such and maybe a stuff sack that would keep the hammock and winter cover together. But these are merely suggestions, as I can source them at REI, I bet.
Shout out to Brandon. Everything arrived a few days ahead of schedule.
If anyone is on the fence, order now, or be prepared to wait...