So, Aaron bought a very nice four season hammock system (integrated bug net, tarp, insulation pockets, bivvy cover, kitchen sink) and used it during last week’s overnighter. He liked it a lot, so it got me thinking…
I spent the last year or two of my Scouting adventures primarily hammock camping. Back then we weren’t concerned about weight, so we used El Cheapo fist-sized nylon mesh hammocks and enormous poly fill sleeping bags covered by plastic tarps we secured by tying a string around a rock in the plastic, and staked them to the ground with sharpened twigs. It worked.
Give them some page hits, and try out their designs. It’s super cheap if you have access to a sewing machine, a hardware store, and a few yards of ripstop nylon.
I’ll be testing out this first foray into hammock camping in more than 30 years…tonight!