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Leave the Tent at Home, The Guide to Hammock Camping

September 01, 2020

For some of us, camping is our own personal safe haven. See that boss that is micromanaging you? Or that family member that has been getting on your last nerve?

Well, camping takes care of that. But what if we were to tell you that you don’t always need a tent to camp? Would you believe us? Tents can be great if you are trying to escape excessively cold or hot weather.

But what if you live in paradise, where the sun shines just enough and the breeze is just right? Sounds like a fantasy right? Well, it’s not! Hammock camping is the way to go if you really want to escape the nagging, loud noises, and smog in the city. Lucky for you, we’re laying out all the details to hammock camping!


Choose Your Hammock Wisely

If this is your first-time hammock camping, then first impressions are everything. The last thing you want to do is spend hours trying to set up your hammock. Or what about when you think the coast is clear and the hammock either flips over while you’re in it or buckles under the weight. Not really the trip in nature’s paradise that you imagined, huh?

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The key to do this is fairly simple; spreader bars. These are the bars that help to evenly distribute the weight across your hammock. Bridge hammocks are one of the few hammocks that are designed well enough to evenly distribute the weight. 

Bring Your Selk’bag 

There really is no kind of camping without a Selk’bag. By now, you should have about four or five different ones attached to your hip. If you don’t, then it is never too late to catch up and join the party.

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But really, your Selk’bag is great if you do end up feeling a little chilly under the stars. While you may not notice anything during the day when the night hits you don’t want to be that person who is shivering for the next 8 hours. So come prepared!


Keep the Bugs Away

Insects love hammock campers because there is nothing separating them from the camper. Do yourself a favor and get a bug net! You’ll not only sleep peacefully but you won’t wake up to new insect bites in the morning. If you decide to wear your Selk’bag while sleeping, having a bug net is still extremely beneficial.


Okay, enough handholding! Get out there and experience hammock camping for yourself!

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