No Hammocks Rules
I am just about convinced that a hammock is a great way to enjoy back country backpacking. A couple of questions remain.
1) Are there (m)any places (National Parks, State Parks, etc.) that don't allow the use of hammocks. It appears that they are welcome on the AT, but I'd hate to be told I couldn't hang a hammock.
2) Is it feasible to use a hammock on the ground as a pseudo-tent? Is it comfortable? Does it damage the hammock?
1) National parks, no problem. Some state parks don't allow anything to be hung from trees and this usually includes hammocks. I know Florida State parks don't allow them, but I don't think that's typical.
2) Some hammocks can be used on the ground similar to a small tent or bivy sack. Usually, it's easier to just set up the tarp - depends on how many bugs are out. You should have something underneath the hammock body on the ground to protect it, a ground cloth or a pad if you use one.
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