The Pros and Cons of Hammock Camping

Hammock camping is a preferred form of recreational camping by most campers as they suspend themselves in hammock. It is better than any conventional tents. However, during foul weathers, a tarp or tarpaulin is hanged up the hammock to protect the campers from rains.

A hammock camping is usually consists of hammocks that are usually hanged up between two trees or free-standing hammock stands. A camper normally uses a portable hammock, outdoor hammock, and camping hammock that comes with accessories as well.

Why campers do preferred camping in a hammock? Well, most camping enthusiasts preferred camping in a hammock instead of camping beds because they believed that hammocks are not hazardous to the environment as compared to the conventional tents. Most of the innovated hammocks today are attached to trees with the use of removable webbing straps that don’t give damage to tree barks and only leaves small marks afterwards.

The occurrence of hammock camping is quite hard to detect, which is very favorable to camping enthusiasts on following the rules of “Leave No Trace” camping. However, with hammock camping, availability and opening of camping sites was made possible such as slopes, stony grounds and many more. It may also help you keep off the ground and yourself away from small insects, animals and reptiles.

One disadvantage of hammock camping is the hardships of staying warm during cold temperature because of the thin fabric-made of the hammock. Because of this thin fabric, the spacing between the sleeper and the bottom of the hammock is so tight. However, with this hardship, some manufacturers had developed some ingenious developments for the solution of cold backside problems. There are plenty of home-made hammocks that you can find, however the commercial ones on the market can also do excellent hammock jobs for …

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