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How to Bug-Proof Your Camping Hammock

How to Bug-Proof Your Camping Hammock Hammock camping has a number of advantages over using tents, which is one of the reasons that it keeps growing in popularity every year.  However, bugs can be a bigger problem because hammocks can leave us more exposed to the environment.  The good news is there are a few options available that can help us avoid getting eaten alive while we sleep or relax.   Choose the Right Hammock There are so many hammocks on the market these days that it is easy to find ones that are designed for specific conditions.  One option is to purchase a jungle hammock.  A jungle hammock has a built-in mosquito net, along with a design that keeps...

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Why a Hammock is Perfect for Backcountry Camping

Why a Hammock is Perfect for Backcountry Camping One of the biggest advantages of backcountry camping is that you get closer to nature and farther away from well-traveled trails and campsites.  However, it can be a challenge to find a good site to set up camp and pitch a tent due to the fact that these areas are undeveloped.  One of the best ways to get the most out of backcountry camping is by using a hammock instead of a tent, and here are a few reasons why.   You're Lighter on Your Feet Hiking through uneven terrain, squeezing through vegetation and dodging obstacles is a lot easier when you are carrying less weight and bulk on your back.  Tents...

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How to Stay Warm While Hammock Camping

How to Stay Warm While Hammock Camping One of the biggest drawbacks associated with hammock camping is that you are more exposed to the cold.  While most people opt for tents once temperatures start dropping to near or below freezing, there are some simple things that you can do to stay warmer in a hammock despite the chill in the air.  Let's look at a few practical solutions to help you enjoy the comfort of your hammock even in conditions that are less-than-ideal.   Accessories There are a number of accessories that you can add to your hammock to provide an extra layer of protection against the elements.  One is to use an under quilt.  This is basically a special...

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Three Reasons Why You Should Camp with a Hammock

Three Reasons Why You Should Camp with a Hammock We tend to associate hammocks with relaxing on a tropical beach or maybe in the back yard during the summer.  However, they also make for the perfect item to include in our regular camping gear for a few very good reasons that many people don't think about ahead of time.  Let's take a look at how you can benefit from bringing one along on your next trip into the great outdoors as well.   They are Portable A good camping hammock is lightweight, requires a small amount of space and is easy to set up and take down.  Forget about the ones that have frames and heavy spring assemblies.  Look for...

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