New member from Maryland. Yep, I read the FAQ and some other stuff (you realize that the FAQ is something like 26 pages, right?), watched some Shug videos, etc., so I have a tenuous grasp of the basics.
I live in the woods so a hammock is a natural fit. I'm considering an ENO DN, WB bug net, ENO silnylon tarp, and TBD slings.
This has to be simple, and it can't harm the trees too much. I know a lot of people like whoopie slings but their thinness makes me wonder about tree damage. ENO Atlas straps are apparently better than their slap straps (less stretch), and since I'm not the 160 lb triathlete I was two or three decades ago strap stretch is an issue for me.
I'm leaning toward the ENO silnylon tarp since I know that I can pull it tight and expect it to stay there (my backpacking tent is silnylon, and yes, I know how to seam seal).
I don't generally base camp, but I could leave it up for days or weeks at home, hence my concern regarding tree damage.
This has to be a simple setup. I know I can get a WB BB setup for less, but I like the modularity of the ENO. Besides, I have some dividends to burn at REI.
All simple suggestions gratefully accepted.