Hello all. I've just joined the forum. I've been camping my whole life. I've finally decided to give hammock camping a try. I just got back from a backpacking trip to Mt Greylock with my son. It seems my old bones just can't handle sleeping on the ground anymore. I've tried really good pads, I've got a couple of really nice tents. But none of it seems to change how I feel when I get up in the morning. My hips are sore, my shoulders are sore. I've finally had enough. So after much research I've decided on a clark NX-150. My order is placed and I'm hoping to give it a try on a campout in September. Of course I'll do a couple of trial runs in the woods behind my house. Most of my camping is done with the boy scouts, so if all goes well maybe I'll convert a few tenters.
Just another update, I've decided to give my son the gift of Hammock camping. He has his Eagle board of review coming up, so its an early gift. I decided on a HH 2010 Expedition ASYM zip with side entry. So now both of us will be able to do some experimenting with the two different brands. He'll be camping this weekend, Hennessy guaranteed me it would be in on time.