My family had a fishing and crabbing camp on a bayou with a huge old oak tree. We put up an old canvas hammock and this was a lot of fun for everyone. Many years later, I was passing through various Central American countries and saw a cheap hammock in Guatemala which I bought.
I moved and became a Revolutionary War Re-enactor and did a lot of period correct ground camping with canvas and wool equipment.
I moved to Guam and there was little potential for such camping, so I brought out the old Guatemalan hammock. I used it for resting after diving and also spent a couple of nights in it while slung between coconut trees. I used a heavy tarp over it - not so much for the rain, but to avoid being seriously harmed by falling coconuts!
When I got back to the mainland, I looked for something to take along for motorcycle travels and also for hunting. Not wanting to go back to the hard ground again, I looked for something which would be warmer and also provide some protection from bugs. A web search brought me here where I picked out a hammock and began using it.
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