So I went for a little walk the other day. Tried out hammock camping for the first time. Best night’s sleep I’ve ever had outdoors. I will definitely not go back to using tents below the tree line. The combination of the convenience with the level of comfort is amazing. All you need to do is find a couple of trees and you’re set.
I even went so far as to bring my ipad with me, which I hung up on the inside of my bug net for some horror movie goodness. Not much beats watching horror movies out in the forest. Too bad I picked a bad one though. Fell asleep halfway through, in part from boredom and in part from good old exhaustion. All in all I think I walked about 30 km, or roughly 18.6 miles for you ‘muricans out there.
Oh, right, one more thing: snake skins! Oh my god. Instead of having to fold and roll and stuff and huff’n’puff just to get the tent back in its stuff sack, all you do with the hammock is pull the sleeve, roll up the webbing, and you’re set. So much easier and faster, and the hammock doesn’t even have to touch the ground, so there’s no dirt or moisture that you’ll have to try to shake off.
I’m definitely sold on these things.