A good friend and I set out on our 28 mile (45 km) journey at the top of Sumter National Forest and moseyed our way down.
We both love our hammocks but we had no idea how perfect they would be for our conditions. They were lifesavers.
Paddling along the river made us realize we would have NEVER been able to find a flat plot of land along the bank large enough for a tent.
We were, however, able to find areas along the shore perfect for hammock camping. We didn’t have to worry about the water rising or the damp sandy ground or the unstable surface of the bank. Just perfect I tell ya!
We rigged up a tarp system for the rain but we ended up having beautiful weather conditions so I cannot say how well our technique for that worked.
The only problems we ran into on the river were saturated sleeping bags on night two because of a few kayak mounting fails and not being prepared to skin our dinner once we caught it! Ha!