Hello; I've an account at the Hammocks Forums pending moderator approval....and I thought this might be a good place to ask here as well.... I'm not a small spring chicken, nor am I comfortable sleeping in what is essentially a bodybag.... which is the type I've seen most often for sale.......as opposed to a netting type, which is NOT comfortable. I find that I like the feel of a cot or stretcher type, but not the fact the aluminum cots will bend due to me sitting on one side instead of laying across...SO.... I've been looking at the following designs; the TreeBoat from New Tribe; made of really really sturdy material, 1000D Cordura or similar, with a double layer? it's made for arborists and people who climb really really tall trees (good places to be safe from bears, not good place to be safe from falls and the like..) it's also ridiculously expensive..at $260 or so :wow: I could use that money towards ammo and food instead... the other design I'm liking is the Duluth Packs Pathfinder hammock/log cot; it is a multipurpose design; not just a hammock/cot but also a pack and a bed roll for ground, and for carrying items...it is also very heavy, and made of canvas duck material.. and costs $225.... both of these designs are capable of holding 300-600 pounds depending on model; SO...I've been looking at the fabric selection at my local source for cordura and camos... I am thinking 330 Denier Cordura in Woodland would make a handy, nice simple hammock similar in design to the above two, strong enough for someone of 300 pounds or so with gear? (I am losing weight, but I'd like the added safety margin...) I would be using Polyester rope for suspension, if not polyester 1.5"-2" cargo webbing... along with climbing caribiners for the ends and tree straps; does anyone here use a hammock for camping and hiking, along with a simple tarp or poncho? I figure it would be less hassle to carry than a tent, and be quick to set up....also; it won't depend on the ground conditions, just depends more on the terrain type (wooded versus none); I do see that people have hung hammocks between large rocks, along with fence posts and vehicles... as for the tarp, I'm leaning towards using what I already have; camo tarps I don't mind buying another one..or making one out of ripstop nylon if I can find a vendor that makes em in 120" width rolls... (10 ft) what are your experiences with using hammocks or similar in the wet NW? Looking to ditch weight from my 72 hour bags, and figured a hammock and a tarp would save space and weight....also looking to make an Underquilt if I need to from old rectangular sleeping bag.