What an amazing resource this forum is! Came to it by way of advrider.com.
My interest in hammocks started in the late '70's, I was using one of those fishnet deals with a backpacking poncho over it, it sure beat laying on the ground for comfort and weight, even when I got cold. The technique evolved into a low hang with my pack used to level things out, no diagonal lay it that sucker.
Next was a tent phase and car camping on boyscout trips, this felt like hoteling with my eureka timberline outfitter 6 complete with cot and Mr Heater. My sons at college now so back to the trees. Got a HH Delx Exp Asm from my wife for an anniversary gift a couple years ago (before I knew about this forum). Major upgrade from the fishnet!
A hammock is about perfect for motorcycle camping, as you can see from the pic, I'm not the first to figure this out [Laurel Fork, WV]:
It was a cold nite, frost on the pumpkin that morning and I forgot my bluepad.
Here is a recent hang in Virginia, Irene came thru the following nite, first hurricane that I've hung in [east of Mt Jackson VA]:
Had that mylar bubble rap (don't know what its called) with this trip, it came in handy to block the misting I was getting from the hard rain. Seems like I learn something on every hang.
Since these photos and lurking on this forum I've added some brass rings and carabiners to the suspension and a continuous ridge line. Hope to repurpose an old mummy polarguard bag into an UQ, guess I need to learn to use the thread injector we have upstairs. Even using cord to suspend it I can feel the potential.
Thanks for all the information you all share, its like getting a masters degree on hammocks.