I've been interested in hammocks for backpacking for a while. I'm a 6'4", 49 year old with a lot of camping experience and some backpacking. The three big questions I have are:
1. Are hammocks really good for bad backs? I've had three back surgeries (doing great now) and would love an alternative to sleeping on the ground.
2. What's available for a big guy like me?
3. I plan to go to Philmont again - this time with my daughter. They don't allow hammocks to hang from trees. So, is there such a thing as a hammock stand for a backpacking hammock?
Looking forward to hearing from the "pros!"