Hey guys, thanks for all the good insight. I'm learning alot here. Another question is: I'm about 230 lbs, my hammock is rated for 350 lbs, so i figure I take my dog with me hunting and fishing and he always sleeps in the traditional tent with me so why not take my dog(whippet) weighs about 35 lbs and let him sleep in the hammock beside me. Anyone tried this? Maybe wear dog boots to keep his nails from ripping through anything. Sure would miss him if I couldn't bring my dog.