I have slept in many tents, multiple sleeping bags and a ton of different air mattresses to help keep me comfortable and somewhat off the ground. None of this really worked for me and I wake up with a sore back and crawling out of the tent hurt my knees.

I had a friend who was hanging a hammock during on of our camping trips and I thought, “What kind of new age hippie stuff is this”? Little did I know, this would become the way I would camp when I wasn't out with family on various trips.


I grabbed by backpack of camping gear and headed to Cedar Hill State Park just outside of Dallas Texas for a solo camping trip. The weather report said it would be good weather on Saturday and Sunday it would rain. I knew what I was heading into and just wanted to lounge around in the hammock with the sound of rain against the tarp.