Well, actually, in some parts of the state we do have trees.
Anyway, I decided I better get aquainted cuz later on I plan to ask lots of questions.
I have have done a lot of car camping and yearly canoe trips in the Minnesota Boundary Waters. The early years were spent in tents - later, with kids grown and doing some solo trips I just hang a tarp to live under. I like the open feeling much better than the tent. But it's still on the hard ground. Somehow (don't remember exactly) a few weeks back I came upon the idea of using a hammock. The idea took root and is really growing.
Who would have thought that there would be an internet forum dedicated to hammock use?
I haven't done much real backpacking (just the canoe trips) but plan to hike the Superior Hiking Trail later this year just to see if a long walk on the AT is realistic for me.
I haven't bought a hammock yet - still lurking around trying to learn as much as I can. Can't lurk forever because I can't see the pictures you post without becoming a member
Obviously, I don't have much to offer the group (yet) but I will give you a chance to share your wisdom...