Camping doesn’t always have to about tents. Instead, many intrepid campers are sleeping in comfortable and portable camping hammocks. Hammock offers a way to camp while making little environmental impact. It also can keep you warm, dry and bug-free in a hammock just like you are staying in a camping tent. Therefore, we will talk about hammock camping and offer some tips about it.
Why choose hammock camping?
As known to all, after a long time’s hard work, a well-planned camping trip can make us relaxed and recovery to energy, while a hammock can relax ourselves even if you don’t attend any outdoor activities, naturally, a camping with hammock can make you fully enjoy the relaxed environment brought by hammock and the beauty of the nature. For hammock camping enthusiasts enjoy the convenience, comfort and environmental sensitivity of their portable hammocks. Moreover, the hammock is easier to hang than the process of setting up a tent. Sleeping without rocks and roots poking them in the back is a source of enjoyment, too.
Where to locate your hammock?
Just like setting up a family camping tent in proper place, you also need to choose a proper place for your hammock. Generally speaking, you should choose those locations where you can safely hang the hammock, also making sure that hanging it will not damage trees or other natural features. Almost all of us know that we can hang the hammock between two trees, in fact, we also can hang hammock in a sturdy trail shelter. If there are no trees or shelters, you can use some types of rock climbing gear to hang the hammock, again being cautious not to damage the rocks.
How to sleep in your hammock?
Experienced hammock sleepers say that the best position in a hammock is to sleep on your back diagonally across the hammock, while sleeping on sides or stomachs is not a good idea, maybe it will make you very tired. By the way, don’t forget to take pillow with you, it will offer you extra comfort.
Avoiding cold, bugs and moisture
If camping in cold seasons, you need to place an “underquilt” on top of the hammock and under their bodies, then you can sleep in a sleeping bag on top of the uderquilt to stay warm. Choose a sit without wind as much as possible, this will reduce your heat loss. If camping in warm seasons, you may need to take something to provide protection from mosquitoes and bugs, nest for hammock is an ideal choice. In order to keep dry, you may need to hang a tarp over your portable hammock in an inverted V-shape, this tarp can keep rain, dew or snow from hitting you.
With these tips for hammock camping, why not try a hammock camping in this summer?