When on a trip, I enjoy sleeping outdoors. I have always used a tent and sleeping bag which take up a lot of valuable space. Due to age, injuries and my size, a large tent was always what I opted for. Now that an injury and subsequent surgeries have made it next to impossible for me to get down onto, or up off of the ground, I have opted to go the Hammock route. Knowing that some campgrounds whether public or private, do no allow attaching or hanging anything from trees, I also have a free standing hammock stand that fits in the bottom of one of my Saddlebags. All that said, I think this is a great bit of advice for anyone that camps and looking to downsize their home on the road.