I was camping last weekend with a few friends at Tate Branch near Tallulah Gorge in Georgia. While helping some of them string up a tarp, a local ranger came by and spoke to another friend. The ranger saw my tarp and said, "All tents need to to be on the pads!" My friend told him that it wasn't a tent, and that it was a hammock. "Oh, well, hammocks are OK. They don't need to be on the pads."
I love the versatility of hammocks. I sleep and wake up more comfortable, don't have to look for a smooth or level spot, and I don't have to be limited to specific areas in a campground. Being able to sleep in a Blackbird is just icing on the cake.
- Mark (S-4-C)