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I love camping and backpacking and have always wondered if it would be better to use a hammock instead of a tent. I want to know if a hammock is a viable replacement for a tent if you don’t care how many people you can fit.

If it is better for hammock camping what are the things to consider when choosing what to use for a hammock camping system.

If it isn’t better what makes a tent better or is it just that the tent is better in some situations.

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  • A lot of it is personal preference. I sleep better under a tarp, my son sleeps better on a hammock. – Don Branson Aug 2 '18 at 2:13
  • Hammocks only work if you have trees to hang them from. If you're trying to decide between hammocking or tenting, why not do both and get a tree tent? – ShemSeger Aug 2 '18 at 2:23

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