Just wanted to put in a vote for a thick closed cell pad. Less
slippery than a thermarest, less bunchy than an thin closed cell (and
more comfy if you got the ground). It will take up quite a bit of
space but I think it is worth it.
Also, have a look at some people's photos of tying off to a car, or
or the one-pole-method. I know you won't have a car, but it shows
how creative you can get. And the one-pole idea might come in handy
for you, using the bike as your pole.
Have fun. Be careful.
Bill in Houston
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Moz <list@m...> wrote:
> Paul V. said:
<snip> night's sleep in the hammock is important. You'll still need a
> sleeping mat of some sort, and there are a huge number of theories
> light ways to stay warm. I go the the decent sleeping bag and mat,
> myself, as it means I can ground camp if I need to (the Hennessy can
> be pitched on the ground).
> Big advantages are the fast setup time (note the photo of me putting
> it up so I have somewhere to sit for lunch), compact size (no poles)
> and lightness. I have camped in camping grounds with it with no
> problems, but stealth camping is much better (and somewhat easier
> a hammock).