Aussie thinking about going hammock!
Hi guy - I've been directed to this forum from another forum is frequent so here goes - I'm looking to convert my camping experience to hammocks and have read some articles already that have been helpful. I've even given the hammock thing a go with a crappy net hammock I got on the cheap. I wasn't game enough to try sleeping in it though because of the cold.
So far I'm thinking of getting a ENO and DIYing a bug net or a Warbonnet. It's irritating though that no-one stocks such things here in Oz! I've done some asking around in Melbourne and a few camping places knew what I was talking about but don't sell the products.
There are a couple of things holding me back though:
South Eastern bushland - our forrests aren't set out like beautifully arranged pine. How easy will it be to find suitable spots to set up? I'm also concerned about Widow Makers literally crashing my party and either tearing a hole in my stuff or in me! I need to know where I can camp safely.
Temperature - how much colder will it be with less insulation. I can currently camp fairly comfortably in my salewa tent and snugpak sleeping bag down to around 0 celcius. What can I expect?