Article1: The Beginners Guide to Hammock Camping
If you are a bit old you will agree me that tents were used as symbols of camping during the early days. However, these day hammock camping is normally used instead of the tent for sleeping purposes while camping. People nowadays have switched from using tents to hammock as it is more comfortable than the latter. It is easier to set a hammock and enjoy its vast benefits. There are various benefits that you can enjoy by using a hammock than using the traditional tent while camping as discussed below;
Enjoying better sleep and maximum comfort
After understanding how to setup the hammock and sleep properly in it, then you are going to enjoy your sleep more than you had in the previous camping…show more content… Opening the hammock wide makes it more inviting. However, these spreaders create unwanted problems. For instance, they affect the centre of gravity of the hammock. They also make the distribution of the weight to be uneven. Many beginners who have used rope hammocks have experienced these problems. This has made them to have a notion that all hammocks are bad.
Some companies have made hammocks with well spaced spreader bars, to solve the problem with the rope hammocks. There are also bridge hammocks which spread part of their material open. Bed hammocks are made in a way that you sleep perpendicularly to the hammock.
How to sleep flat on a hammock
Sleeping on a curved position may cause you to experience severe back pain later after camping is over. But now how can you manage to lay flat on a hammock?
The first error that most people make is to hang the hammock so tight. The concept here is quite simple; hang your hammock tighter for it to be more flat as bed. What will happen if this concept will not work:
-The hammock will be made tighter by your body weight
-Both sides of the hammock will be over your head forming claustrophobic walls.
-The excess tension created can damage trees and the hammock itself.
The best solution to this problem is to loosen up the hammock and leave an adequate amount of slack which you can comfortably work with. Sleep at an angle in this rather sluggish hammock