After a lot of deliberation between using a tarp/pad/bivy (again) or the Warbonnet for my second Long Trail End-to-End, I'm now strongly in favor of the hammock. Since I'll nave no pad, it will rule out using shelters this time... even in very bad weather. Until this hike, I've never used a hammock for more than a few hiking days at a time. With the Warbonnet I'm gaining so much comfort I feel that I just can't pass it up. I'm taking my single 1.7 instead of my double so that I can save the extra weight. Leaving August 10th and will try to drop a line or two as I progress from Quebec down Vermont's Green Mountain spine to Massachusetts.