I want to like hammocking but..
A few years back I bought a kit, my wife sewed the edges. We gathered the ends and tied on the straps. It looked great. Spent 3 nights in it, strapped per instructions and laying diagonally.
Here are the problems I had:
- I hung like taco, shoulders pinched and uncomfortable.
- Kept getting sag and re-tightening
- Got in with my shoes once and definitely weakened the material underfoot.
- Disliked the velcro hassle with the bug net.
Now I still have the hammock. Also still own a "seconds" summer quilt which may work for an underquilt. I still want hammocks to work for me.
FWIW, I am 6 ft, 205#. If I could get comfy and add only 1# or so to my current pack weight I would definitely buy in.
Long-term, I would stick whatever money it took IF I was pretty certain of the outcome. Is there anything I can do to improve my current setup, at least long enough to prove myself hammock-worthy. Otherwise, how to prove the concept without sinking big $$$ into it?
I want off the ground and your help changing my hikes will be greatly appreciated.