I agree, I'm hooked too. After having my own children I haven't
been able to sleep on the ground very comfortably so the hammock was
a dream for me.
I hike with a few different groups and I always have people
interested in the setup and those who think I'm crazy. In fact last
time I was out, I had a very well meaning and loving couple give me
an open invite to come and seek refuge in their RV when I became too
cold during the night. They were convinced I was nuts and would be
needing help before morning.
That's neat you have helped some scouts convert. I'd love to say I
have influenced a ground dweller but I dont' think I have. Kind of
like using a tarp there is a little more know-ho and work so I think
most people are content to stick with the easy old faithful tent.
No complaints from me, then I don't have to compete for only two
suitable trees. Ahhh AZ!!!
Jamie in AZ
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Mike Swaine" <mswaine@...>
> I encounter very few hangers in AZ, but then I'm an assistant
Scoutmaster, backpacking once
> a month, so I'm well insulated by 40-50 young scouters from other
campers. They tend not
> to camp nearby. Only one of my fellow adult campers has opted for
a tree sling, but a few of
> the kids have tried them out. When I set up at Geronimo I get all
kinds of folks lurking,
> curious about my Hennessey setup and several of the older Boy
Scouts have day hammocks
> for lounging at Scout Camp. I was hooked on hammocking the first
time I tried one (slept
> through the night) and have probably logged close to a hundred
night hangin' to date. It's
> the perfect resting place.
> Regards, Mike