Step 1: What You Will Need (necessities)
-A Hammock. I have an Amazonas Moskito Bug Hammock from Byer Of Maine.
-Slap Straps or any other tree suspension kit.
-2 Weight load tested carabiners.
-50 or so feet of paracord. Useful for anything.
-Tote, or backpack if you are backpacking.
-GPSWith extra Batteries. I have the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx.
-Cortizone, Bug Spray, Sunscreen, Waterproofer.
-Big Tarp (10'x12').
-Clothes. 1 Pair of everything for every day, plus one or two pairs just in case. Try wearing compression shorts (Spandex underwear) instead of cotton underwear to avoid chafing.
-First-Aid Kit, Fire starter, Knife, Gold Bond for chafing(I know this From Experience. Life Changing.)
-Water Bladder with water purification tablets or straw filter.
-Dish Soap/ Hand Sanitizer.
-Hiking Boots And/Or Sneakers.
-Stove and Extra fuel.
*****REMEMBER, COTTON KILLS. AVOID WHENEVER POSSIBLE.*****
Step 2: What You Will Want (Optional)
-Bathing Suit With Towel.
-Sleeping Pad (Necessary for Winter Hammock Camping).
Step 3: How to Pack Your Backpack.
Step 4: How to Setup Your Camp Like I Did
You want to hang your hammock between 2 sturdy trees, and use 2 smaller ones (Or your trekking poles) to spread your tarp out to the sides. After the hammock is up, tie paracord between the slap straps to support the tarp. Thread paracord through the diagonal corner grommets(holes) on your tarp, and tie those to your carabiners tight. Then, thread the other corner grommets and either tie them to a sapling, or, to a trekking pole, then make a guy wire to add stability to the pole. You can setup a clothesline too, if you want.