In 2018, after eight years of intermittent tent camping, I stopped being a ‘ground dweller’ and moved up to hammock camping. The advantages are increased comfort and the flexibility of camping site choices. The disadvantages are the time it takes setting up and breaking down camp. But it is worth it.

Winter Backpacking / Hammock Camping Gear

Winter Backpacking / Hammock Camping Gear.

Hammock Camping By Table Rock Lake

Hammock Camping By Table Rock Lake – My plan was simple. Hike down to the lake, set up camp, sit here for a day and then hike back out. 5 pictures

Buck Hollow

Buck Hollow. An idyllic and tranquil view later to be interrupted by the arrival of a bear. One-minute read

Waking Up in the Wilderness

Waking Up in the Wilderness. Gary in the hammock with the winter cover on.

Sunday – Time to head back

Sunday – Time to head back. 2 pictures

Saturday Morning – Packing up Camp

Saturday Morning – Packing up Camp 5 pictures

Camped on a Hillside

Camped on a Hillside.

Friday Morning

Friday Morning – And not a soul for miles around.

Hercules Glades Backpacking in November

Hercules Glades Backpacking, November 2018 – Van problems forced me to select a nearby trail for a late fall break. Another visit to Hercules Glades was on the cards. Trip write-up: 10-minute read, +52

Back Yard Bad Weather Hammock Testing

Back Yard Bad Weather Hammock Testing. I took advantage of some heavy rain to check out a couple of new items of gear. Five-minute read

Three Days Summer Backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness

Three Days Summer Backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness. I decided to take on my aversion to summer backpacking, face the heat, and see if I could get some wilderness rest and recuperation. Trip write-up: Eight-minute read. 49 pictures

Another Trip To Hercules Glades

Another Trip To Hercules Glades – Testing my new tarp and underquilt. Trip write-up: Eight-minute read, 40 pictures

Solo Backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness

Solo Backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness — After a busy week, I made a snap decision to go backpacking. Trip write-up: Ten-minute read, 35 pictures

Three Days Backpacking with a Hammock at Hercules Glades Wilderness

Three Days Backpacking with a Hammock at Hercules Glades Wilderness – It was time to go out on my long awaited backpacking trip with a hammock. Plan ‘A’ was for us to go on a quick, one-night visit to Hercules Glades Wilderness. When Ginger decided she wasn’t going, I quickly came up with Plan ‘B’ which transformed the quick one-nighter into a solo three-day, Friday through Sunday trip. Trip write-up: Ten-minute read, 55 pictures

Trial Run With The Hammock

Trial Run With The Hammock. I’ve been wanting to try hammock camping for quite a while. I’m reluctant to purchase all the necessary gear unless it’s something I’m sure I will be comfortable with — and in. Five-minute read, +1