One of the frustrating things about being a hammock newbie is the learning curve...people often forget that, at one time, they had to learn how to camp. Now that it's second nature, the idea of learning new skills to accomplish the same old tasks (staying dry and - ahem - comfortable) is like a foreign concept.
But the principles behind ground camping and hammocking are all they same...they're just applied differently. Most of the criticisms about hammocking that people post on the internet just show that they don't really understand how the system works, and the principles behind it.
But then, some people just aren't comfortable in hammocks and that leaves more trees for us.
“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story
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IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER