If you love to camp, then you have probably had your share of
sleeping on rocks, sticks, or slopes that make sleeping miserable.
Many people have discovered the benefits of bringing a hammock with
them on their camping trip. Not only can you enjoy your hammock at
home in the back yard, but take it with so you will have a wonderful
night's sleep, allowing you to have a more enjoyable camping trip.
Hammocks have changed dramatically over the past 1,000 years. What
was once a hard, canvas material that was heavy and difficult to
handle, has turned into options of several materials, designs, weights,
and so on. In fact, one study showed that people have discovered the
benefit of using a hammock to sleep in their home instead of a bed.
Now you can choose from beautiful fabrics and comfortable materials,
making the hammock an obvious choice for many people.
While camping, you will find that sleeping on a hammock relieves
tension in the body. Not all of the body's weight is pushed into
an object without much give. With the hammock, you will have plenty
of support on the body's pressure points, thus eliminating the
constant tossing and turning you normally experience on the ground
or in a cot.
By providing proper weight distribution, you will be relaxed not
only physically, but also mentally. The hammocks that are designed
with spreader bars offer the best option for weight distribution,
giving you a sense of weightlessness. Additionally, they are easy
to hang, take down, and transport. When packing your vehicle for
your camping trip, the hammock will take up very little room. All
you need is two trees and you are all set.
Once you have your hammock set up, if it looks like it might rain,
run a line over the hammock from one tree to the next, and drape a
tarp directly hanging down both sides of the hammock. It can rain
all it wants, but you will not get wet. Depending on the area where
you will be camping, you can even drape mosquito netting over the
line to avoid being eat up during the night. In fact, people around
the world in many Central and South American locations, sleep on
hammocks and have been doing so for thousands of years.
Usually when camping, the biggest decision is where to place the
tent so rocks and stumps can be avoided. Now, you can pack a
camping hammock if you prefer staying indoors. This type of
hammock is convenient and portable. The single person hammock
only weighs two to three pounds while the larger size is only
three to five pounds. With a hammock, you will enjoy your camping
trip even more!