Greets from a tree-having-place noob! Seriously, a few years ago I moved "back east" (to Dallas) after 30 years in the treeless wests. The vast majority of my camping experience involves sand, rocks, and a few hardy shrubs or overgrown yuccas. And bringing my own water...lots of water, if I plan to do anything but sleep. I'm slowly adapting to the wet and tree-filled mid-to-eastern US.
I camp from Motorcycles, cars, whatever...I'm hoping to add airplanes (and not the commercial jet kind) to that list soon. I know that there are a few motorcycle campers hanging out here along with the hiking crowd. I'll do day hikes but I have no experience with longer hikes (50lbs of water plus whatever camping gear you need, on your back, seems...less than fun).
Oh, and I'm planning to ride (motorcycle) from Dallas to SW Colorado in a few weeks. I'm gearing for that trip now. The plan is to stay in state parks on the way out and back, and find my own campsites in national forests while I'm in Colorado. My current bivvy+"hiking" air mattress+pads+bag combo is, well...it's fine, I've used it on nights with a low of 18f and a low of probably 95f, but I'm thinking better is possible.
As you might imagine, I'm not too familiar with hammock camping. I've slept in a few (in frames), I stretched out in a Hennessy Expedition a week or so ago along with an ENO and a couple of Byers. Seems like a good idea and the Hennessy was comfortable except for that whole extreme urge to cut my way out with my pocket knife thing. That may have been me though. The buzz around here is obviously Warbonnet and I think his DL 1.7 would serve my needs well, but no guarantee he'll have them in time for this trip.
I'm still kinda puzzled about the planning aspects of hammock camping. I pretty well know how to ground camp anywhere, so my current planning is basically, "Legal? Reachable? Good to go." Maybe not the ideal way but applying my desert biases to a forest probably won't hurt. Much. Not since about three years ago in Mississippi anyway (mosquito lesson...think hamburger skin). I'm really operating blind when it comes to the whole "must camp amidst the trees" angle though.
So, that's me. Hi!