If you’re serious about getting a tree hammock, determine if your new hammock can withstand one season to another. If you’re constantly anticipating for the sun to finally become its brightest, you should also expect rain and storms to suddenly arrive. You’d want your hammock to have that outdoorsy, rugged appeal, and it should apply to both aesthetics and functionality.
As the name suggests, a tree hammock would look perfect when hung between two trees. You may use stands and posts, but if you want to keep the natural landscape, use good old trees. Besides, being able to easily tie a hammock to trees means that hammock is portable and extremely convenient. Not only will you be able to quickly store your hammock in your home and bring it out whenever you want, you can bring it along on camping trips!
Once you’ve selected your perfect pair of trees, take some rope. You’d want to then test the rope’s strength with 250 to 300 pounds. Next, take two climbing carabineers. Free sufficient amounts of rope for each tree so you have an anchor that runs to the hammock. Cut the rope, but make sure the rope doesn’t fray. To do this you can wrap duct tape around the rope before cutting. Bind a loop at each end of the rope and hurl it around the trees. Slide in the carabineer through the rope’s loops then loop at the hammock’s end. Repeat the process for the opposite end, and you are ready.
Hammock tree straps make it extremely easy to attach your hammock to two trees. The straps don’t damage the tree and are made of a strong material called polypropylene. Because these straps can be assembled in a matter of minutes, they are very suitable for camping or simply transporting your hammock from one place to the next.
Now if you really don’t have those two perfect trees to hang your tree hammock with, find one tree and use a stand-alone hammock pole. This can be cemented down to the ground and one end of your hammock can be supported. This is a great way to enjoy the summer days, as you’ll still get enough shade from the tree on the other end.
The one thing that many people are confused about is how high they should suspend their tree hammock. As long as you have big-enough and tall-enough trees all is good. The next step is to measure just how comfortable you are if you wanted to swing the hammock while on it. Some would prefer to be suspended higher in the air and others are more comfortable closer to the ground. However the recommended height to suspend your hammock from the ground is 4 to 5 feet. If you have a hammock without spreader bars you can suspend it up to 6 to 8 feet from the ground. The good old-fashioned way of determining the best height is by having someone test out the hammock while you make adjustments!
How To Hammock – Tip #1
Your hammock is not a toy. It is dangerous to let children play in a hammock. No one should jump up and down in the hammock. Children must not use it as a swing because it could come off its hooks and go crashing to the ground, along with the child.
How To Hammock – Tip #2
Getting into a hammock. The correct, and safest way to enter and exit a hammock is to first center your weight as much as possible. After insuring that the hammock is properly hung, stand with your back to the hammock and pull the edge towards your knees, and then lower yourself into the center.
How To Hammock – Tip #3
How long do hammocks last? Several factors will influence how many years of use you will get from your hammock. Different materials and weather conditions interact on the life expectancy of hammocks. For the best results follow the care instructions that come with your hammock.