I Never Learn.... Backpack Shelter and Sleep System Redux
Comparing Backpacking Sleep Systems, I tried to go hammock-less and it was a huge fail. Well as the title suggests, I am going to try it again. The main reason that I backpack is to fly fish back-country streams so my pack weight is automatically handicapped with several pounds of fishing gear and a tarp is substantially lighter than my current hammock set-up. I also like the roominess, ease of set up, and versatility of a ground tarp. There is really only one way to set up a hammock, you have some flexibility in the distance between the trees but that is about it. On the other hand, a flat tarp is limited only by your imagination.