Meet a former Navy Seal while hiking the "Hundred Mile Wilderness" in Maine. He recommended using a Hammock, that was in 2004. I did try a H.H. a couple of times back then and didn't like it.
Just got back from the River To River in Illinois, and realized just how God awful sleeping on the ground is at my age. Purchased a ENO DBL a couple of weeks ago. After learning a couple of valuable things about hanging adjustments and how to lay properly I'm "Getting the Hang of Things". I'm liking it.
I think for my upcoming snowboarding trips, I'll go to ground.
This Hammock Forum site ROCKS! I've been getting some great info, just by reading the different post. Thanks guys/gals.