As warm temperatures fade like the autumn leaves, so do thoughts of your next hammock camping trip. But while saying goodbye to summer is inevitable, saying goodbye to hammock camping isn’t. Say hello to winter hammock camping.
After all, camping in colder temperatures does have its advantages. You’ll encounter fewer people, making your excursion more peaceful, and you won’t have to worry about snakes or bears. Additionally, you’ll see nature in its winter coat, which is quite beautiful, while hanging in a hammock.
So here are 5 ways to stay warm while winter hammock camping, or anytime you want to stay snug as a bug sleeping in a hammock. Continue reading “5 Ways to Stay Warm While Winter Hammock Camping”
When camping out, there’s nothing quite like sleeping in a hammock. You get to fall asleep under the stars while gently swaying to the relaxing sounds of nature. Being up off the ground means no creepy crawlers and when you wake up, your back isn’t sore from sleeping on rocks. Additionally, if you’re backpacking, hammock camping lowers your overall trail weight.
Really, nothing beats it—except maybe a biblical swarm of insects or the unexpected rainy night.
That’s why you need a solid hammock ridgeline. With it, you can put up a tarp to block out the wind and rain and attach a bug net to prevent mosquitos from turning you into a midnight snack. Continue reading “How to Make the Perfect Hammock Ridgeline with 3 Simple Knots”