So, about a week ago I found a hammock (Grand Trunk Nano) in my closet that the wife had bought me a couple of years ago and decided to give it a try. I ordered a suspension kit and bugnet from Dutchware and hung the hammock up in my yard.
It sucked. It rolled up around me like a tortilla wrap and was very uncomfortable. Most people here thought that the hammock was just too small for me.
Given that I had already dropped a decent amount of money on what I already bought, I decided to double down on the experiment and ordered a hammock from Dutchware on Tuesday night.
To my surprise, it was sitting in my mailbox on yesterday morning.....just in time for a hike I have been planning for a few weeks.
I took the hammock, bug net, a Kelty Noah 9 tarp, and hung everything up once we made it to camp last night.
Oh my goodness.....what a difference between sleeping on the ground and sleeping in a hammock. Complete night and day difference. My only complaint was that it got down to about 65 degrees and I was a little bit cold...not freezing or anything, but just a bit uncomfortable. Once I get an underquilt figured out and rigged up, I'll be golden.