I'm a boater/hanger from South Texas. I primarily canoe, but do some whitewater kayaking. A lot of my boating is in the Big Bend region of West Texas, where trees can be hard to find, so I usually end up sleeping on the ground out there. However, on trips in Central Texas, I really like hammock camping because it can be awful hard to find a flat spot to camp on the river banks.
I really love overnighting on the river. With a canoe, you can haul so much gear that you get pretty much the best of both worlds: the wilderness experience of backpacking and the luxuries and conveniences of car camping.
Here's my set up from a trip where we car camped the night before a day trip on the Llano River. The uprights on my truck rack come in handy when tree selection is sparse.
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