My camping shelter experience is limited mostly to using a tent at the moment. I've stayed in a camper or two over the years with friends. I don't think I have ever slept completely under the stars with nothing but a blanket or sleeping bag so far. And I've never spent a night in a hammock. But hammocks fascinate me so I am in the process of putting together a setup and hope to give it a try during the next camping season. So ride along with me.