Hey from Texas! I am very new to all this. I love camping with my family, but I am ready to take it to the next level. I really want to backpack. To me there is nothing like being outside and seeing new places that you have to put effort into getting to....they are the most rewarding in beauty. I grew up hanging out in hammocks and love it. But I honestly have never thought of using them while backpacking. I think its a great idea and I can't wait to give it a try.