Tried my hammock a few weeks ago on an eight day river trip in Idaho. Some camps worked well, but others had no trees, or trees that seemed too far apart. I've seen the 12-15 ft. distance advice. What's the max spread that's ok for hanging? Is a twenty foot spread too far? I had 8 ft. webbing with me, so that limited my hanging options. What length suspension do most folks carry? Most of the trees I encounter on Utah & Idaho river trips are rather large yellow or lodgepole pines, and cottonwoods that are often a fair distance apart.
The nights I was able to hang were great.... slept like a baby. My outdoor adventures are over for this year, as I'm having knee surgery. But I had to hang one more time, so I put the hammock up in my backyard last weekend for one last "hurrah." Can't wait to rehab, and start hanging again next year.