A friend is currently bicycling the Pan American Highway. That's 15,000 miles from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina. She's currently about 700 miles from finishing! Riding solo, no support. Her camping equipment is necessarily minimalist.
She has a hammock with mosquito netting, but she usually ends up in her tent. She'll hammock when the temperature is warm and there aren't biting insects, and when she can find a place to set up the hammock. She doesn't like the netting very much. Her tent is very small and light, but she complains that it is too small to get anything in there with her.
I have a 2 man backpacking tent, which would be very tight with 2 adults in there. I like having the space to bring stuff in there with me like spare clothing, footwear (nothing like having a scorpion or spider crawl in your boots overnight if left outside), etc. With my aging back I find something like a hammock to be bad news. Sleeping on the ground using a ThermaRest pad is quite comfortable.
Last edited by Fly-Sig; 05-14-2018 at 10:57 AM.