I cannot believe what I am hearing from my family. We have an upcoming overnight camping trip and the troops are revolting against hammocks.
My wife has never even slept in a hammock, so of course she is opposed to the concept.
My 20-year-old-son recently observed, after three nights in the Adirondacks sleeping in a hammock, that hammocks suck and they make his back hurt. His word is influential.
Of course, my 13-year-old son pitched in that he thought hammocks suck, they make his back hurt too.
What baffles me is that both sons could regularly sleep 10 hours in a hammock without stirring.
I suspect this is just a petty revolt against the paterfamilias. I have in no way imposed my hammock beliefs upon others - rather, I tried to share my passion for the gains in comfort.
If my family wants to go to ground, they won't have any support from me. Investigate ground-dwelling ways on your own.