New to the forums here and hammock camping in general. I've read on the forums a bit, just finished "The Ultimate Hang," and watched Shug's video series.
This topic may be covered elsewhere (apologies if it is,) but I couldn't find it with the search.
I've seen mention in several threads of the need to "go to ground." In places you can't hang, above the treeline or due to local policy, why you may need to do this is obvious. However, I've also seen it mentioned due to weather and other conditions, and the "why" is eluding me.
1 - In what weather or conditions situations might one need to go to ground?
2 - What does going to ground in these situations offer from a warmth/safety perspective that hanging doesn't?
3 - Are there back-up-gear considerations that need to be factored for these situations on longer hikes?
Thanks in advance.