Hello all, from Birmingham, Alabama
Once upon a time, I was an avid hiker, climber, backpacker, camper. My youth gave way to middle age, and I was always "too busy" to keep up my outdoor life and I grew soft and pale.
Now in my late-middle years I am getting back into hiking and backpacking. Taking it slow, I have been trying to condition myself and I have also been slowly trying to accumulate equipment since all my old stuff was lost and/or disintegrated.
I am here because I am intrigued with the hammock idea. Back in the day, of course, I slept on pads in a tent and fought with tree roots and rocks and a hammock seems like a great idea, especially the kind that allows you to sleep relatively flat.
I will probably be backpacking solo, although I have a 10-year old that has a little bit of interest in hiking (but mostly complaining). Since I will mostly be by myself, I thought a hammock would be a better / lighter approach.
Seems as though the Hennessy hammock is a pretty good one, at a reasonable price, but I am open to any other suggestions of hammocks that are in the $100-$150 range, including fly..