I'm going on a backpacking trip in the Sierras next month. I was planning on bringing a tent, but after learning more about hammocks I bought a Lawson today. I think it will meet my needs and I like the idea of sleeping off the ground. No matter the surface, tent camping sucks.
I have a couple questions. 1. Is there a good resource to learn how to tie good knots? I was never a Boy Scout and don't know any knots. 2. Can I get some recommendations on the barrier under my sleeping bag. I have an inflatable sleep bag pad, would that help keep me warm?