Camping with a hammock is essential. First of all, most images of hammock conjure up images laying in and staring straight up or perhaps taking a nap as you’re lulled with the sounds of nature around you.
In our first home together, hubby and I had one of those large white hammocks on a big green stand in our backyard. The two of us would lay in the double-sized hammock and just relax side by side staring up at the tree branches and the clouds. It was absolutely relaxing in our little quiet sanctuary of a backyard. Fast forward a number of years and now we have our little blessings.
HAMMOCK WITH KIDS
With kids, it may be a bit more difficult to get peace and quiet as now the hammock which was one a means of relaxing is now a swing! Right? They’re fighting over who’s turn it is to sit in it, they’re pushing each other trying to get the other to do a full 360 while they laugh and hold on tight, hoping not to fall out.
RELAXING IN A HAMMOCK
What is it about laying in a cocoon type bed; swaying in a light breeze while feeling the warm sun on your skin. Listening to the sounds of kids playing or even the sounds of a chainsaw buzzing. The sounds of camping.
Bringing a hammock camping for either resting or sleeping in it all night is definitely a fun idea to bring the next time you head out to camp whether it’s a car camping trip or a backpacking trip.
QUESTIONS BEFORE PURCHASING
Things to inquire about before purchasing a hammock for camping.
- Maximum amount of weight it holds
- Weight of Hammock itself
- Ease of set up and hanging up
- Does it come with a rain shield?
- Is it water-resistant?
- Is there an insect shield to keep bugs out?
- Do I need to buy a hanging kit separately or does it come with the purchase of a hammock?
Bringing a camping with you while camping is a great item to help you relax at camp. All that’s needed is a couple of trees. Most hammocks are easy to put up and you’ll be relaxing, staring at the sky in no time! Happy Camping!