So, after reading Holger's article on the Clark Hammock, I became very interested in acquiring a hammock for myself. I spent a couple of weeks reading up on various hammock forums and searching out different manufacturers of hammocks. As it turned out I chose the Clark Hammock as my new sleeping system. There are lots of pluses with hammocks over tent camping, but one thing is, usually, necessary- and that's a couple of well spaced trees.
Camping on barrier islands and beaches where there's no trees can be problematic for hammock aficionados. You can, of course, setup a hammock like a bivouac tent- though you're then back on the ground. What I've done here has been done before but I think, for my purposes, I have improved on the idea.