Well i went on my first camping trip of the fall/winter season yesterday. And i thought we need a thred where fellow campers, hikers, and backpackers can come in and share what gear they use, what worked out, and general stuff like that. Ill start:
I decided to try camping with a hammock instead of a tent, just to see if i liked it. I got an old hammock i have had for a while packed up some other basic gear with a few buddies and we hiked out a few miles to a river that runs through our area. I did enjoy the hammock. It was very very comfertable, BUT it was 40 degrees and i didnt bring a sleeping bag. All i had was a hoodie and army jacket and a beenie. So needless to say i was cold. But with a little tweaking to my current set up and the addition on a tarp rain fly close above me i should stay very warm on a few cold nights.