[QUOTE=biggameken;835543]Do you think you could get him to post comments on the forum? I'd love to do what he did with my WBBB. It would be great to hear more about his ups and downs of using a hammock for the entire trek.[/QUOTE
I did about 500 miles on the AT this spring (Springer to past Damascus) and frankly can't think of any downs using my hammock....all ups!
Well...there was that one time when the tree I was attached to came crashing down landing inches from my head.
One thing I would consider if you are going with a WBBB is to take a Hammock Sock with you for at least the first couple of months. It got down to the low twenties several nights in April and almost down to zero a couple. I had a Dangerbird with a built in top weathershield....it made all the difference in the world.
I slept in my hammock every night on the trail and never had difficulty finding a place to hang. I always felt there were more places for me to hang than there were flat/clear places for tenters. Sometimes I would hang near a shelter mainly for the water source and company, but mainly I was off in the woods somewhere.
Of course there is the comfort factor, and that my friend is truly priceless. I plan on picking up where I ended this coming May. Perhaps I'll see you on the trail.
Miguel aka Cat in the Hat