Hammock Camping: Make the Switch


When we think of camping most of picture a tent, maybe a tarp over said tent, some camping chairs and a campfire that is your stove for the duration of your time in the woods.  That’s Camping!

I am about to shake that up for you a bit.  Picture all of the above, remove the tent and throw in a hammock.  Its weird to think about but just hear me out!  I’m going to let you in on some reasons why making the switch will be worth it!

You will sleep better!  Believe me!

Our friends in Brazil have been sleeping in hammocks for centuries for good reason!  And nowadays there is modern science backing up what they have known all along. According to Dr. Steven Park, a head and neck surgeon and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and author of “Sleep, Interrupted” says the most healthy sleeping position is laying on your back, your head elevated about 10 – 30 percent.  Now think about the position of your body in a hammock.  Seems to line up with that description don’t you think!  Not to mention the instant relaxed feeling we get from the sway of a hammock.  If you still don’t believe me allow me to share with you that a lot of us here at Byer have hammocks in our homes that are slept in!  When our President travels to Brazil he is sleeping in a hammock, not because thats the only option but because its the BETTER option!

Our advice, if you have never tried sleeping in a hammock, try it at home first before taking it to a remote area and discovering that its just not going to work.  A few trial nights will give you a sense of the most comfortable position and if it is actually a possibility for you to be comfy and cozy in the woods!

Lighten the Load!

Probably one of the most obvious benefits to hammock camping is the shear fact that a hammock is smaller then a tent.  Which means there is more room for the other essentials like food, or maybe a cold beverage or two.  It also means that when the trip is over and your just ready to get back to the luxurious real world, or not…pack up is that much quicker.  Its an easy and lightweight set up, you can’t go wrong.

Again, we recommend setting it up before you go just in case you realize you might need something while your out there!

Enjoy the Hang.

Hanging is just…BETTER!  Imagine not having to worry about what is underneath you.  No more avoiding tree stumps or trying to position yourself around a rock digging into your back only to find another rock digging into your thigh.  Imagine waking up in the morning DRY!  No more concerns about water, you floating above it!

While some of you may be concerned about finding suitable trees to hang from it is almost guaranteed that finding two trees is easier then finding level ground with no obstructions that could hinder your sleep.

As said previously, we do recommend a backyard campout before heading into the deep woods in your hammock!  We can’t stress this enough.  We also would like to tell you not to give up if your first night is a little rough.  Do your research and find a camping solution that works for you!  There are lots of ways to make your hammock accommodating enough to essentially live out of it for a few days!

We have come up with a bundle of products to get you started on your Hammock Camping Adventures!  Check it out here.  It is only available for a limited time!

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