FATHER’S DAY: For The Dad Who Does Everything

Mauritius-in-Ceara-pillowDad needs a break.

His 65-hour work week is over. He’s coached every Little League practice for the last 97 consecutive days. The lawn is mowed, the hedges trimmed and the garden planted.

How do you thank the Dad that does everything for you and your family?

Simple: Get him everything he needs to enjoy a summer afternoon in the very backyard he just finished perfectly manicuring. It’s our Father’s Day Combo — a complete hammock setup, including hammock, stand and pillow.

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MAILBAG: Answering 3 Burning Questions

mailbox_05You’re asking, and we’re answering.

Winter seems to have an interminable grip on the northeastern part of the United States, but that doesn’t mean that spring isn’t right around the corner. (I know, I know. The calendar suggests that spring is already here, having arrived on Thursday — though the thermometer and more than half a foot of snow that fell across Maine that morning suggest otherwise.)

Because we’re so close to warmer days and summer events, we’re seeing lots of you getting ready by getting your hands on new gear and giving some of what you already have a much-needed freshening up.

Naturally, we field lots of questions from people at this time of year. Here are three of the most common:

How do I hang my hammock?

This is not as difficult as the novice might think. If you’re using a hammock stand, the stand is already set with hanging points at the right height and distance. Continue reading

10 Things You Didn’t Realize About Hammocks

Traveller XXL 3-LDespite Punxsutawney Phil having told us that spring is still quite a ways off in the distance, we’re not buying it. Not at all. If the calendar hanging over your desk says it’s March, then doggone it, it’s March and warm spring sunshine can’t be far off.

(No need to turn on The Weather Channel. Just take our word for it.)

So as you start rummaging through your backyard summertime gear, seeing what you need and what you don’t (Lawn darts? Seriously?), it’s time to get that hammock you’ve been wanting.

Why?

Glad you asked: Here’s 10 reasons you want a Byer of Maine hammock from Amazonas: Continue reading

LUCKY YOU: There’s Still Time

holiday bannerYou put that Christmas shopping off right to the very last minute, huh? Watched Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday just skate right on by, did you? Trying to figure out how to get Mom that special something on a shoestring budget with just a week until the big day?

Being the good people that we are, we’ve got you covered.

Byer of Maine is extending its annual Holiday Sale two more days, giving you through midnight on Wednesday, December 18 to save on everything in the online store AND get free shipping on your order. Continue reading

HANGING A HAMMOCK: It’s Easier Than You Think

Smartrope with Barbados-LWhen it comes to how to hang a hammock, you can make it as simple or as complicated as you choose. 

Frankly, there’s nothing wrong with finding a couple of sturdy trees roughly 10-12 feet apart, tying a couple of ropes around them and enjoying some much-deserved R&R right then and there. There are, of course, other things to consider — like where you want to use your Brazilian hammock, whether you plan to travel with it, or if you want to hang it in a spot where there may only be one tree or patio support beam.

Ideally, experts suggest hanging points for your hammock should be roughly five feet high on either side. You’ll want to remember that it is important to have some “sag” in the middle of the hammock when it is hung; the U-shape will give you a flatter, more comfortable fit in the hammock when you lie diagonally across it. Continue reading