Learning from experience.
Hello everyone! I'm new to the hammock forums and fairly new to the hammock experience in general. I've had my eno DN for about six months now and I love it. I had no idea that something like this existed on the web and I have pretty much had to learn by trail and error.
I was wondering though. What are some of the things that any of you have had to learn "the hard way" about using hammocks or camping with hammocks?
I know that one thing I learned right out of the gate was that without proper insulation, you could be in for one cold night. It was the first time I had ever actually used a hammock over night. I was with a friend of mine and his brothers, and it was about the middle of November last year. We had planned to spend the night in the woods behind his Church and head off to a nearby lake the following morning. I was in sweatpants and a t-shirt because that day had been fairly warm for November and I was sure i wouldn't need more than a jacket to sleep in. My "friend" also assured me of this. lol
Wouldn't you know it? The temperature got down to 20*F and was the coldest night since February. It's funny now to think that I spent most of that night in my car, but I was not happy then.
Whether your stories be embarrassing or ironically funny, I am sure that myself and others could learn from them and avoid the same mistakes.