I herniated a disc in my back several years ago. along with back spams I couldn't walk straight for nearly a year.
In fact I had given up on hiking and was going to take up bicycle touring on recumbent bikes. But since I've got a good hammock sleep system, and starting to use ultralight techniques and trekking poles, I think I can get back on the trail without worrying about my back.
I can say, that hammock truly help you relax. But sure to get the right size. Too small a hammock is about as bad as the ground.
Last edited by funbun; 05-11-2007 at 12:19..