i figured that i might as well introduce myself. im relatively new to hammock camping, ive been at it for a little over a year now but with school taking up a lot of my time, not much of the year has been spent with real application and experience (mostly tests and not lengthy trips). I am a big fan of DIY creations and have played around with several. I spend a lot of time with Bulldog (who is also a member here) and we both celebrate our lack of cash in this way. right now I am using a DIY z-hammock and I really like it. i think i finally found the perfect length and width for me. i must say, forget the ground, a hammock is heaven! Anyway, i just figured id go ahead and put an intro out there.