Originally Posted by Roadtorque
So how many tries did it take you to push the camera's button then run and make it in you hammock before it clicked!
Really its nice to be in a hammock. I did a day hike today as well. I ran across a few campers and I thought to myself "Of all the beautiful places you could hang a hammock, they have to settle for the only piece of flat ground, what a shame".
I'm embarrassed to say how many times!
Actually, a self timer helps mucho, but I really must learn to post videos. Not that this would be worth a video. Just some guy hanging/sitting over some other wise basically unusable(IMO) ground.
I guess another thing I don't consider much here in MS is "Leave No Trace". I could have found a near by spot that wasn't over the log or such, and put down a floored an enclosed tent to escape roaming insects ( especially ants and ticks) and snakes. Though I still would have been on a slope most likely. But, when I left after my few hours of laying around and playing with the wood stove, no one except a professional tracker could have ever guessed that I had been there. That would not have been the case while laying in a floored tent, especially for more than one day.
Not that I am really concerned about that in the places I mostly "hang out", but that is for those who are. As an old NOLS grad, I was thoroughly indoctrinated in LNT, and am still mostly a practitioner of the same. But really, where I go locally, it wouldn't matter if I took a machete and chopped down brush or whatever was in my way. ( Yes, I know, blasphemy!) But really. First of all, it is highly unlikely that any one else will hike to this spot or most other places where I go. It is true bushwhacking. And if I slept in a tent for a day or a week, it would be about the same effect as a deer making their beds. And a week or a month later, all would be completely reclaimed by the jungle. Mainly because there is zero over use, and there will not be any over use in the foreseeable future.
But in the places where I do practice LNT( most places where other folks hike), and for folks who are concerned with that every where, the hammock seems to be a major plus.