Got Trees? Welcome to Your Next Campsite: Hammocks for the backcountry

Trees are everywhere in the Northeast backcountry. Good tent sites are not. Unlock the secrets of hammock camping and you'll radically expand your choices for overnight sites. Plus you'll save weight, stay dry, keep the bugs at bay, and enjoy a swinging good time in the process. Today's backpacking hammocks are marvels of lightweight packability, comfort, and protection. Used correctly, they offer one of the lightest weight sleep systems that fully protects from both rain and bugs...

This column originally appeared in the August online edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here.

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

(photograph by Marc Chalufour)

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