About two years ago, I was doing a fifty mile segment of the Sheltowee Trace in Kentucky. We hiked the first day in perfect weather. Soon after going to bed in my tent, the rain started. I slept great and stayed dry... until we started packing up the next morning. I found out that there is no way to pack the tent without getting it totally wet! That was the birth of my idea to check out hammock camping!
Now I have a Hennessy Expedition Asym and a Clark NX-250. I love them both!