Hey everyone my names rich i am 21 and from south jersey. i enjoy the outdoors and camping very much. i go camping atleast 1 weekend a month sometimes 2. when i am not camping with the scouts i am out camping in the pine barrens with my jeep. tent camping is getting a little boring so i figured i would look into hammock camping. i am a scout leader and eagle scout out of troop 55 out of pitman nj. we do a lot of hiking and other "high adventure" trips and i would also like to get one to show the boys some other options other than tent camping.
this summer we are doing a week long canoe trek along the Adirondack lakes in upstate NY. the trip is a little over a month away so i want to get a hammock soon to get some hang time in before the trip.
i have been looking at the clark north american. it seems really cool and looks like it comes with everything. the price is a little much but it looks like a quality piece and it will def get used. i would hate to buy a cheap one and have it not last after a couple months of hard camping.
what hammocks do you guys recommend? what hammocks should i stay away from? i dont have a problem spending 3-400 on a set up if its going to last me a couple of years but i am always looking to save money.
also, i tend to camp more often in the fall and winter months. so getting a hammock that i can set up to keep me warm in the freezing cold is a plus.