I realize it's not very original, but I guess the classics never die. I'm new to hammocking and have more questions than I can fit on my REI six-person tent! I bought a new backpack from REI and came away with a $20 gift certificate. There's not much there that I can but for only $20, but I found a Byer Traveller Lite for $22. Having only used rope hammocks on family picnics and car-camping trips, I thought this would be a more comfortable alternative that just might keep me from fighting with the kids for hang time. I googled "hammock camping" and quickly fell down the rabbit hole of Whoooooo Buddy videos and esoteric discussions of Amsteel and Whoopie Slings (which are NOT what they sound like!). I've been lurking on here for a while but could no longer in good conscience continue to consume without contributing, however little that may be. I'm looking forward to unwrapping that REI package by the door (I can only assume it's the hammock) and putting it to good use in the coming season.
LOL - Love the post !!!
Welcome & Happy Hanging.
20 will get you 40 that you'll:
- start by napping in the hammock, & sleep VERY WELL you will!!
- next, you'll do an overnighter in the hammock with the tent as a "back-up plan"... and you'll wake up more refreshed than if you had sleep in your own bed, and in fewer hours!!
- Then, you'll go back to the tent, and wake with sore hips and shoulders... and say to yourself... What the Heck? Why didnt i bring my hammock?!?!
... and then my friend.... then... that is when you are hooked
~ Welcome & Happy Hanging ~
Whooooo Buddy....the rabbit gotcha))))))
welcome to the forum, i am a noob myself and in the same boat as you, with little to contribute besides lots of questions, but the people here are more than helpfull and in general seem to be good people.