Wilderness, or jungle, hammocks are hammocks to the extreme. Whether you
use them on a backpacking trip or permanently affix it in a wooded part
of your property, these hammocks will offer the durability and comfort
that you demand. Moreover, these hammocks are designed to be used under
certain extreme conditions and can sometimes be used to replace tents as
shelters or wraps.
One hammock maker encourages owners to submit photos of their hammocks
being used around the world. Judging from the photos already submitted
- everything from the African bush to the Swiss Alps - these hammocks
can work wherever you can bring them. Many of the stories that are
attached with these photos provide some interesting uses for these
One of the key distinctions of a wilderness hammock is the covering.
The covering protects from rain and snow and also can protect from
insects and mosquitoes and other critters. It also can help to protect
a person from the wind for some thermal hammocks. These hammocks are
especially helpful if there are dangerous animals on the ground like
snakes or scorpion, or spiders.
The material of these types of hammocks is durable enough to survive
outdoor use. It is waterproof since it provides a canopy for the user.
Moreover the hammock material sometimes is good enough to protect the
user from cold and wind. This material is often resembles Gortex of
other waterproof material.