I'm sure I have seen those frames but impractical for backpacking and for car camping we take cots. Again, I've heard the hammocks are very comfortable but have yet to try one.Aren't there some types of hammock that come with insect screen and poles so they can be set on the ground in an area with nothing to tie to?
Thank you briansnatI've pretty much switched completely to a hammock the past two years after decades of tent camping.
-No need to search for a flat, rock or root free site to pitch
-Hangs and and packs up in seconds.
-Gotta answer natures call in the middle of the night? Just unzip and lean over (works for guys only)
-Some models make comfy camp chairs when you aren't sleeping in them.
-You never have to share a tent again with your snoring buddy with the sardine breath.
-If you are stuck in a long, rainy period hammocks can be kind of claustrophobic. However if you have a model with a detached tarp you can remove the hammock and sit under the tarp.
-Sleeps cold. You still need a Thermarest or other insulating pad, and more in the winter.
-You need to find two trees the right distance apart and also enough room to stretch out the tarp.
-In public campgrounds, no place to change.
-If you are camping with a significant other you miss the closeness of being in the same tent.
That's great. Looks like he's having a ball hahaI've 2 hammocks. A Grand Trunk single and an Enos double. I have spent a night in the single one, and I slept very well. I strung a tarp over it because I didn't know if it would rain during the night. It was an odd feeling being out in the open, but a tent can be a false sense of security. We mostly put them up in the yard when the grandson visits