Then southeast Asia and a lifetime of camping and mucking about the South China Sea. I was in my hammock way up on Mt. Pinatubo on Luzon with the Aeta tribe, until the 12-16 June 1991 eruption caused us to flee. It was 7x as big an eruption as Mt. St. Helens, and buried my favorite sleeping spot under 450 feet of ash.
My little jungle in Cut and Shoot Texas is as hot, wet and mosquito infested as any jungle in the world, with the usual three hurricanes every year. I love to camp out during storms.
I want advice on strong hammocks with realistic rain flys. The rain blows sideways here at 60mph (100kph) and the mosquitos can sand the paint off a barn. I just bought a traditional (new) WWII style hammock, and it reminds me I'm not a kid anymore. Now I'm not as athletic. I'm a smidge over 6 feet and a few short of 300 pounds. Advice welcome. Not at all interested in how lightweight the gear is. No lingerie grade hammocks made for skinny grammer backpacker people, please.
The old jungle hammock I know as well as anyone alive. I know I need new gear. Willing to learn. Thanks.