Prefers life at 12 MPH.
Yep. As most have mentioned, the differences between hammocking and ground sleeping aren't all of that great--aside from the comfort.
However, since you're in Florida, it's worth mentioning the hammock pilot program going on in FL state parks until the end of next month. If you go to a state park, you'll absolutely need straps for both your hammock and tarp, and you'll definitely want to do a bit of research first, via e-mailing Mr. Phillip Madden (address is in the first post of the linked thread above).
Hope it helps!
North Florida Bike Tour Planning Thread (3/23-30/2014)
"Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Snyder, TX
Hammock: DIY 30d MARPAT
Tarp: DIY .74 oz cuben
Insulation: Marmot Mod
Suspension: ISLS with UCRs
Rider is correct. After purchasing a digital scales and weighing those things that replicate my now-bequeathed backpacking tent I found the weight of my basic shelter will be roughly the same.
The difference is comfort, and being able to camp out in odd or interesting places. A tent needs a patch of level ground. A hammock can hang anywhere two towers present themselves.
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)
He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)
While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)