I'm still on a high following my first night in a Hammock out in the wild!
I think what drew me to them was that basically I don't really like tents, apart from anything else I just find them too enclosed and shut out from the elements which for me at least defeats the object of camping. Also there's the issue of finding ground that's flat enough and free of sticks and stones, and even then some inevitabley find their way there. I'd experimented with Bivy Bags but there was still the comfort issue, I would be warm but just didn't feel rested enough sleeping on that hard stoney ground.
Anyway, I became interested in Hammocks after hearing about a friend who did the whole Appalatian Trail and camped in one every night, it occured to me that that must be a really comfortable way of camping so I joined this forum and asked for recommendations. A week ago my Warbonnet and Tarp arrived, I am now a very happy man!
Last edited by IanBristol; 04-19-2009 at 18:19..