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May
1

At Home Standalone Hammock

Many people like to use hammocks, but are unsure of how to use them at home. Hammock stands are great if you want something to use your camping hammock on, but there are much more comfortable products out there specifically made for your home. Standalone hammock are usually heavy cotton hammocks with a stand. All in one units if you will. You do not need hammock tree straps to go with a stand alone hammock, in fact one purchase gets everything you need.

But where to start? Simply searching

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hammocks will get wildly differing results. So I have gone through standalone hammocks and found my favorites. My decision is based solely on a seasonal at home hammock that you can leave up for hours on end.

Portable Standalone Hammock This hammock is more portable than others, but it makes up for it with one of the most comfortable and versatile cotton hammocks made. This is a double hammock, so it is great for two people. Set up the stand inside or outside, and have a comfortable place to sleep for two. The hammock can be taken down and stored inside easily for stormy nights, or during the off season.

Vivere Standalone Hammock Made of heavy duty cotton, and a sturdy steel stand, this double hammock is great for more permanent solutions, but is easy to take apart and store in the included carrying bag. The hammock features a 9 foot long foot print, and it is plenty wide enough for 2 adults. It’s 450 pound capacity is sure to keep the material intact, even during the crazies of uses. Storage, durability, and all in one. You cant go wrong here.

Algoma Rope Stand Alone Hammock If you live in a warmer client this hammock is for you! Featuring a rope hammock that can breathe, a hammock pad, a pillow, and the stand! This hammock is sure to impress. It is a single hammock, but it will make up for that with it’s breeze rope lower, and comfortable, breathable padded top. Relaxing in the sun is what this hammock was made for.

Standalone Hammock Chair No hammock list would be complete without at least one hammock chair. This Stand Alone Hammock Chair features a nest design. It will hold 265 pouds, and is perfect for snuggling up with your favorite book. It is easy take down with a steel frame, and has a smaller footprint than the standard stand-alone hammock.

It does not matter what type of hammock you prefer. If you like hammocks getting one for your house is an amazing idea. It is simple to set up a stand alone hammock, and simple to take one down during the offseason. Gain the benefits of a hammock at home today

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Apr
28

How to view the Solar Eclipse while camping

On August 21st 2017 the first solar eclipse will be occurring, and be viewable throughout the United States. Many hotels are already booked in the path of totality as people scramble to see this once in a lifetime phenomenon. So, what is the best way to see the eclipse in the path of totality now? Camping of course!

Most campgrounds that allow reservations are booked completely up, but there are plenty of first come first server, and rural camping spots that you can get to. I am not going to go over everyone in this article since the path of totality goes over many states, counties, and cities. The best way to find these rural sites is to look up Bureau of Land Management land along the path of totality. You can also look up state and county parks along the path as well.

Once you find a spot it is time to plan your trip. Make sure you bring all your camping essentials, including your hammock. I feel a hammock is ideal for viewing the Solar Eclipse specifically. It will get you off the ground, looking up, and cradle you in a comfortable position.

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

The alternative is looking straight up for several minutes, crooking your neck at an odd angle, and likely giving up on watching the whole thing.

I do have a couple of specialty recommendations for your hammock though. It is difficult to see through trees and shrubbery if you are looking at the solar eclipse. So, make sure you have long and sturdy hammock straps that will pull you away from the canopy above. I recommend the Eno Atlas Straps since they are 9 feet long each, and can support up to 400 pounds.

The atlas straps also have 30 different anchor points. So, while you are trying to figure out a custom configuration to give yourself the best view of the solar eclipse you have many options available to suspend your hammock. These straps will also last for years to come, and would be a perfect addition to your standard hammock gear.

For the hammock itself I would recommend the ENO DoubleNest Hammock This hammock is large enough for 2 people, but made to be extra comfortable for just one. It is easy to set up, and carries in a compression bag. Attaching it with the ENO Atlas Straps is a breeze as the products are developed for each other. The weight limit on this hammock is 400 pounds, and it comes with plenty of accessories to make sure you have the best hammock experience out there.

Now that you have your hammock and accessories taken care of it is important that you consider viewing safety. It is still dangerous to look directly into the sun and you will need to take care to either make a punch card, or purchase some commemorative Eclipse Viewing Glasses.

I have searched around and managed to find a set of glasses that comes with a commemorative poster. It comes in a 5 pack so get with your friends, and view in style! Eclipse Glasses. Here is the product. They are lightweight, inexpensive, collectible, and properly protective. These will protect your eyesight while allowing you to witness history!

The next problem you need to overcome is your camera. I am sure you are going to be taking photos and possible video. But the sun will wash out your photos even during the Eclipse. So you need a filter that can allow your device to take a good photo.

I found a Solar Filter Sheet available for cameras, telescopes, and binoculars. This is a custom solution. Using tape you attach this to your device. It will allow the camera to take photos without washing out. You need to make sure to tape all edges though. If you are using a phone or smaller device it is fine to cut the filter to size. This filter also allows you to view the sun safely through a telescope. Remember that any unfiltered viewing of the sun is dangerous to your eyes and can cause severe and permanent damage. You can attack this filter directly over the front of your telescope and it will work the same as the camera, it will filter out some of the light, allowing for safe viewing. The filter can be taped on, but again all edges must have tape to prevent light from entering from around the outside of the filter.

Anyways those are the specialty items I could think of for experiencing the Solar Eclipse this coming August. Remember safety must come first when viewing the sun, but you can easily enjoy this rare phenomenon first hand if you follow the proper safety steps.

So start planning now, and check out our other guides on hammocks, straps, and set ups so you are prepared prior to your trip.

Apr
22

How To Install Hammock Tree Straps

Hammocks are a great addition to any camping or hiking trip. They get you off the ground, provide you a more comfortable environment, and have a smaller footprint than traditional tent camping. Hammocks seem pretty straight forward, you strap it to two trees and enjoy! Unfortunately, there is more to it.

Hammocks must bear the weight of the user, stand up to high winds, and stay in place while attached to the trees. So it is important that you install the hammock tree straps properly. The guys over at DFOHome have made a simple youtube guide on how to install hammock tree straps. I recommend you give the video a quick view before starting your hammock adventure.

And there you have it. Now you can properly install your tree straps, and have confidence that your hammock will work properly while on your outdoor adventure. Stay safe, and Get Outdoors!

Apr
22

Camping out in style with a tree hammock

On a sultry and sticky summer afternoon, staying indoors can be a painful and exhausting experience. The beds and sofas offer no comfort and you sweat profusely with no idea how to get comfortable and get your much-needed sleep. People in this situation need not fear, for the tree hammock is here. The tree hammock is the kind of hammock you have seen around usually. Previously, the hammock used to be simple, but now, it comes with many additional features such as a tent that can be zipped up to save you from mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies.

Tree hammocks do require a bit more effort than the other sorts, but this effort is worth it in the end when you get the sleep you have desired so much. It is not even necessary for you to be in the wild to make use of this hammock – you might as well be in your backyard as long as there are trees to tie the hammock to. One concern that most first timers have is about the durability and resilience of the hammock. You can put your mind at rest regarding that since these hammocks are made of tough materials like tarp and parachute.

To summarize, a hammock is what you need if you want to do something different from your usual sleep routine. It is not only easy to set up, but it also does not take a lot of time. A few minutes are all you need to set up the hammock, and then you can experience the pleasure of the outdoors in full force. There is no shortage of options available for hammocks in the market, so it is time you go find one for yourself, because who's to stop you from sleeping in style?

Apr
22

Camping Hammocks Made Easy With Hammock Stands

When we think of hammocks, we usually imagine ourselves sleeping in it while stranded in the middle of a jungle. However, a lot of us want to experience the thrill of sleeping in hammocks within the safety of our homes or even the nearest neighborhood park. We also think that it is necessary to have two trees somewhere nearby and at a distance of at least seven feet from each other to be able to tie our hammock and comfortably sleep in it. You need not worry, though – with a hammock stand, you do not need to have a tree nearby and neither do you need to venture too far to sleep in a hammock.

Hammock stands are usually made of sturdy wood or metal and can be assembled from smaller pieces. The wood ones are not nearly as portable as the metallic ones since they are heavier and bulkier than their metal counterparts. A hammock stand comes in various shapes and sizes and makes the process of sleeping in it extremely easy and quick. With normal hammocks, you have to tie up the hammock again and again in case it gets loose, but that isn't much of an issue with this one. Additionally, you can just push the hammock stand away if it is in your way, whereas in a hammock tied to a tree, you need to go through the tedious task of untying the hammock.

All in all, the hammock stands comes in really handy if you are the type that likes to move hammocks around a lot. This hammock can even be brought indoors. It also looks more aesthetically appealing as compared to normal hammocks, so if you are in the mood for a change in the way you relax but don't want to make the effort to tie and untie your hammock, you can buy yourself a hammock stand.

Mar
18

What you Need to Know About Hammock Tents

Before you embark on your next hiking trip, take a step back and think a little bit about the hammock tent. Even though many people perceive the tent as a minimalist design, the hammock tent can boast to offer more comfort than the conventional tent. In addition to that, it gives you more fun and joy to lay in. also, the hammock tent is simple and easy to setup compared to a typical tent. However, the most crucial step when considering a hammock tent is the kind of experience you are going to have, and not how to set it up. The tent is definitely worth your comfort zone.

Reasons you should consider a hammock tent

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Although this may seem as a cliché, the truth is that a hammock tent gives you a nice sleeping environment. You only need to set up the tent in the right way, and get ready to enjoy your hiking trip. Sleeping in a hammock is just like sleeping in your bed, you won’t miss home at all.

Well, the truth is that you will encounter trees and weirdly shapes stones and rocks on the ground, but with a hammock tent, you don’t have to worry about this at all because it floats in the air and you won’t get any disruptions by rocks and roots when sleeping.

Far from what most people think, finding the best place for your tent is very easy, and it doesn’t matter the kind of ground there is, as long as you have the hammock hanging kit, you are good to go. What you need to do is to alter the hook on the hammock into straps for the right distance.

What you will love about the hammock tent is that, it only needs you to breathe in and out nicely and enjoy what nature has to offer.

Mar
9

Eno Hammock Straps

When Shopping for a hammock the tree straps are often overlooked.  Quality tree straps can provide comfort and stability when the hammock's standard straps fail.  That is why we always recommend purchasing a set of aftermarket hammock tree straps.When choosing a Hammock Tree Strap there are several considerations that you must take.  Durability, weight limit, ease of use, and portability are the most important factors.  The ENO hammock straps fit all of these considerations.

 

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Eno Atlas Hammock Straps

ENO Atlas Hammock Suspension System is one of the premium options in the hammock tree strap markets.  They are durable, have a high weight limit, are easily adjustable, portable, and have impressive reviews.  

Tree Strap Durability

  The ENO Atlas straps are made of 100% durable nylon.  They are made to be weather resistant.  This means rain, snow, wind, and blistering heat will not affect these straps.  Each strap has a large metal carabiner that is rust resistant and made to withstand the weight tolerances and elements.    

Tree Strap Weight Limits

  The Atlas Hammock Suspension system from ENOS has a high weight limit of 400 pounds.  Each strap has five attachment loops and can support 200 pounds.  This is enough weight to support a larger individual, or a couple wanting to swing in nature together.  The weight limit provides for more versatility in setup.  

Tree Strap Ease of Use and Versatility

  The Slapstrap system from ENOS is incredibly easy to use.  It simply slaps straight onto any ENOS hammock and attaches around a tree.  These tree straps work on other brand hammocks too.  There are multiple attachment points on each strap that enables a setup of 2 feet between strap points.  This provides a versatile setup, in other words, akward terrain.  

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Eno Strap in Action

Tree Strap Portability

  The Enos hammock straps are incredibly portable.  They weigh 12 ounces and roll up into a lightweight bundle.  The tree straps could be rolled up inside the hammock.  Their lightweight footprint makes them good for weekend campers and lightweight hikers alike.

  ENO Atlas Hammock Suspension System should be on the radar of anyone looking to purchase a hammock tree strap.  They are durable, easy to use, versatile, portable, and have amazing reviews throughout the internet.

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