I haven't seen any discussion about this before, but if it is I apologize for repetition. My dad has really gotten into hammocks lately. He preaches the wonders of sleeping suspended. Some of the points are good. Not sleeping on the cold ground. They reduce the animal threat. And some of them are really fancy and rated to really cold temps. They are lighter and can be put up faster. But, after being in the Army and camping in Colemans, it is kinda hard to get away from the tent mentality.