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How to Lie in a Hammock

Hammocks have a well-earned reputation as one of the most comfortable pieces of furniture in existence. Maybe you’ve bought one, read the instructions on how to hang it, found the perfect site, and set it up – but now what? How are you actually supposed to use it? Not to worry – we’ve got you covered. Follow these steps, and you’ll be swinging in serenity before you know it. (more…)

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How to Hang a Hammock

Hammocks are totally unique among other pieces of furniture. Sofas, chairs, and beds offer the same degree of comfort regardless of how they are set up or where they are placed. A downside of this consistency is the inability for users to customize their furniture to their own personal comfort preferences. In contrast, the comfort and feel of a hammock is almost entirely dependent on how it is hung. (more…)

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Family Hammocking: A Look at the La Siesta Joki in the Wild

Hammocking is a way of life. In some way, it’s an expression of personal values — a statement of belief.

I believe in the importance of relationship and also of individuality. In family bonding alongside introspective reflection. I believe in the critical importance of physical and mental rest, even though our world of deadlines, multitasking, and power lunches struggles to quantify – and therefore value – its treasured effects. And above all, I value finding and doing what works – what brings personal happiness, regardless of societal norms or expectations.DSC_0391-2

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Why Should I Buy a South American Hammock?

Maybe you and your new spouse just arrived home from a luxurious beach honeymoon in Brazil. Or maybe you’re a college student looking to hang with your friends on the quad between classes. You might have taken a weekend camping trip with someone who was sporting a new camping hammock. No matter what led you here, you’ve experienced hammocks in the wild for the first time, and you’re hooked. But where do you begin? And what type of hammock should you be looking at? This guide will give you everything you need to know about South American hammocks, to get you into your perfect hang in no time. (more…)

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How Much Weight Can a Hammock or Tree Handle?

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So your brand new hammock just arrived, and you’re all set to string it up for the first time. Great! But how can you be sure that your hang is safe? How much force can that spindly sapling in your back yard really handle? And is it safe for two people to hang together? (more…)

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Why You Should Ditch The Tent And Camp In A Hammock

Though hammocks have been in use for hundreds of years, they’re now taking parks and college campuses everywhere by storm; however, many people are less familiar with the use of hammocks in camping. Here’s why you should consider getting rid of your tent and picking up a hammock. (more…)

There are many ways to sit in a hammock. How many of them do you know?