When you go out into the outdoors to spend some leisure time you will look at tents and other equipment to make your stay comfortable. It is quite common for people to use tents for this purpose, but enthusiasts of outdoor living are increasingly turning to camping hammocks to help them to sleep while they are in the wild.
Hammock camping is more comfortable and much more enjoyable. The gear is also very easy to put up and take down. It is quite light, and this makes it easy to carry. It is told that it is comfortable to sleep in hammocks and more restful. A hammock also covers you more comfortable, and you may not require too much of warm clothing or other gear. A hammock is a piece of equipment that is placed or tied up between two trees, and you are not worried about the hard ground that can make sleeping difficult. You are also not bothered by having to look for level ground, and you can even set up your camping hammock over a land that is strewn with stones and boulders.
It is also easier to set up than a tent as you do not have to look for an open plot of land to set up your tent on. Most camping hammocks come with hanging kits that make it very easy to adjust the lengths and heights so that you have sleeping arrangements that are very easy to get in and get out of. In a hammock, you never lose the flow of air that you may if you are inside a tent. You also have to be careful about standing in a tent, a problem you will not have in a hammock.
A tent can leave you exposed to water that can get into the ground inside the tent. In a hammock, you will have no such problems as you are above the ground and not in touch with it at any time. Your hammock is always exposed to the fresh air around you though some people who use hammocks do also put up covers at greater heights that serve as a roof to keep out the dew. The sides can be left completely open. Sleeping in a hammock allows you to look at the stars and the trees. In most cases, hammocks are tied to trees, and you will have a green cover that can keep the sun off your face, even if you get up late and much after sunrise.
Camping hammocks can have all the conveniences of a tent and be provided with mosquito nets and tarps and even lofts that can stow away all your camping gear. Hammocks can be very light and weigh as less as 14 ounces, making them very easy to carry and transport. A hammock can always be an addition to a tent and allow you to use it as a chair or a place to rest during the day while you use the tent during the night. It is an ideal spot to laze in and roll around while you read a book or just de-stress and take a nap.
Hammocks need you to do your camping in a place that has trees, as it then becomes easy to put them up. You do not have to worry even if you have chosen a sloping hillside as it is possible to adjust your hammock quickly to any level that you require. You will need to find trees that are 12 to 18 feet apart so that you can tie the ends of your hanging gear to which you can hook up your hammock. The ease of setting up a hammock means that you can stop wherever you decide you like the view or the environment. Hammocks can be set up in the same fashion at every stop and just involves clipping straps of nylon around tree trunks.
Camping hammocks also leave less of a trace of than those that are tent camps. They are friendlier to the environment and will never result in any plants or shrubs getting crushed, as is bound to happen for tented sites. You can camp easily very close to a water source, as this is a fundamental need for surviving in the wild.