Not sure if this is the right section but I'm sure someone will move it if not....
After getting my hammock from the DD GB (thanks Sandbag) I felt it was time to give it a go so me and my eldest filled the rucksack with tarp and hammock and set out on our bikes to find a suitable place near to where I live.
I had modified the set up as posted here.
I let him choose the trees and we set about tying the first line up. It was here that I had trouble, for the life of me I just could not remember which knot to tie. I spent a lot of time looking at my son in a perplexed way expecting him to have the answers. He didn't so I fudged around then finally remembered.
After some time fannying about we got the tarp up using various sticks to act as large pegs - I was reasonably happy with the set up. One thing I found was that the guide ropes supplied with the 3x3m hammock are really too short unless you want to go straight to ground, so I need to buy some more cord to remedy this.
Next up was the hammock, I couldn't seem to get the tapes tight enough round the tree so when eventually I sat in it they slipped a bit.
My son was first in.
Next up was me! It felt pretty comfortable for the short time I was in it.
Much to my sons amusement was **** was dragging on the ground so he felt compelled to take another picture to show me. Bless him.
Comments on improving my set up are welcome.