Hammock Camping Tips
Camping outdoors can be a fun and rewarding experience. Many people
choose to camp under wide open skies, in mountains, on a desxerted
beach, or even in the dessert. Planning for a camping trip can be an
ardous and time consuming process, especially if you are going to be
camping in a place that has harsh weather, dangerous animals, or
unfriendly terrain. This camping article is designed to provide some
tips for planning for a trip. This article will focus on how to
effectively use a hammock when you are camping. It will also provide
some benfits of hammocks for camping and will also demonstrate some
locations where hammocks have been used effectively.
One of the best things about a camping using a hammock, is you have
an excellent chance of getting a great sleep - especially if you set
up the hammock properly. In order to set the hammock up, you should
make sure that you bring the equipment that is necessary to set up
the hammock. For most people this will mean the loops at the end of
the hammock, the chains or ropes to attach it to the tress, and
perhaps a tree guard. With these items, you can set up the hammock
in almost any area where trees are a suitable distance apart. This
is the most common way to set up the hammock.
The type of hammock that you are planning to take is also important.
Generally, if you are going camping, you should avoid spreader bars.
These types of hammocks are not for sleeping, but are for resting or
relaxing. The mayan type of hammocks or the hammocks with no bars
are better for sleeping, since your weight is not distributed by the
spreader bars, but instead the hammock wraps around your body. These
hammocks also need a greater ground clearance than the hammocks with
spreader bards and consequently should be hung higher up in the tree.
These hammocks are are sturdier and are harder to fall out of because
of the wieght distribution.
If you are going to be sleeping in a wet environment like a swamp
or bog, or moist area, you definately want to have a waterproof
hammock. The waterproof hammock can protect you from rain and will
keep you dry throughout the night. Moreover, the waterproof hammocks
can generally be zipped to ensure that the water does not leak into
the cracks. Waterproof hammocks are generally great in warm, wet
climates, however, if the location where you are planning on camping
gets cold, you may want to bring a more insulated hammock or be sure
that you are dressed warmly in the waterproof hammock.
Hammocks can also be used effectively to prevent bug bites and
attacks from dangerous animals. Many of the animals that would be
annoying or dangerous generally crawl along the ground like snakes.
However sometimes animals or bugs can fly or crawl into trees. The
hammock is a nice place to sleep because most animals or ground
insects will not be able to get into the hammock when it is elevated
above the ground.
There are a number of instances where hammocks have been used
successfully. In one instance, I can recall a person hung their
hammock between two vehicles, eliminating the need for a stand or
chains. Camping hammocks have been effectively used in swamps to
get out of the watery area and to escape from snakes. Moreover,
hammocks have been used to prevent sleeping on muddy ground by
hanging them between two trees or between two vehicles. Hammocks
have also been used effectively in rocky areas - with a little
creativity, a hammock can be hung between two boulders.
If you do decide to go camping using a hammock, be sure that the
hammock is ready for the weather conditions of the camping area
that you are using. Also, many of hammocks that are available on
the market have several different uses, be sure to check to see if
the hammock will work for your camping trip or planned outing.
Moreover, be certain that if you are looking at a waterproof hammock,
that the hammock has the correct waterproof rating.
Clearly, hammocks can provide a camper with a lot of benefits and
help to improve a person's overall camping experience. Hopefully,
this article has provided some helpful camping tips. If you would
like to learn more about camping hammocks in particular, Hennessey
has a large line of camping hammocks that are especially designed
for outdoor use. To learn more about hammocks, feel free to browse
our hammock knowldge base.