I have been backpacking for a couple years now and have always taken a tent. I have wrapped myself up in a tarp before too, like a bivy, but I didn't like that. In a pinch it will work, but not functional especially on the edge of a rock cliff with 20mph winds and sand....
In any event, I would like to add a hammock to my lineup. I have had several people now reccomend the Warbonnet's. What say all?
I know this wouldn't be an ideal set up, but I would like the ability to pitch with trekking poles. I have been in a couple areas where there was nothing to tie a hammock to (much less a bear bag). If I could tie up a ridge line between my trekking poles to support a tarp and bug net that would be sufficient. Comments?
The Warbonnet optional sides/doors to their tarps look like an ideal accessory. That was another of my concerns with the way I have seen most hammock set ups - rain can get in along the ridgeline in front and back.
This is also my first post, so hi all!