Hammocks or hammock tents are one of the best things to have, not just around the house, but most especially when you’re camping. Why? Simply because they are portable, foldable, versatile and compact, enabling you to have the best kind of camping experience possible.
Hammock Tent VS Ordinary Tent
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Advantages of using a hammock tent when camping:
Most of the time, popular campsites tend to be overcrowded by both campers and their tents so if you have a hammock, you have the upper hand. All you need are a couple of sturdy trees. Well, you’re in a forest so you’ll definitely have endless options. If you’re camping using a tent, the first thing you need to look for is a spot with flat grounds because you wouldn’t want to sleep on a rocky terrain right? Aside from ruining your sleep, it would also lead to back pains.
Luckily camping with a hammock tent means being able to set up camp virtually anywhere – as long as there are trees in sight, you can camp there. This also means you can sleep peacefully and with ease, without having to worry about getting back pains.
Let’s face it, sleeping on the cold, hard ground is not a great experience. After a day of trekking, you will surely want to pass right out. However, you can’t do this if you’re using a tent since you can’t be sure that the spot you’ve chosen is 100% flat. Unlike if you’re using a hammock, your back will thank you for laying it on a floating cloud of cloth rather than the rocky, uneven ground with a tent.
Hammock tents don’t weight that much. Usually weighing less than a pound, there is no way a tent can beat it when it comes to portability and convenience. But if you still want to go for a tent, feel free to do so. In fact, there are lots of options. However, do keep in mind that the lighter the tent, the more expensive it is.
Easy to Setup
Setting up a hammock tent doesn’t involve complicated poles or huge sheets. It just needs three straps or connectors that allow you to attach them to a tree. Simple as that. You also don’t need to be an expert in making knots, nor do you need to have advanced knowledge. Just knowing the basics would get you started. Setup can be done in a minute, even without instructions.
Pleasant Sleeping Conditions
Using a hammock tent, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a good night’s sleep during your entire camping trip. Remember that if you’re constantly on the move, you’ll be looking for different spots to settle in. Unfortunately, not all terrain will be the same, and your body is going to feel it. But with a hammock, you will get the same comfort every night. Plus, you don’t have to worry about setting up camp each time you or your group move.
Peace and Quiet
Because you have the freedom to set up virtually anywhere, you can choose an area that’s a little far away from the crowd. Nowadays, finding a quiet spot to camp in can be challenging because more and more people are now getting into camping. Fortunately, hammock camping allows the person to find solitude among the trees and the beautiful night sky.
Enjoy the View
Camping is all about getting in touch with nature. Experiencing the great outdoors and sleeping under the stars is something that campers are always looking forward to every time. With a tent, you need to go out to enjoy the view. But once you settle in, you can only see the corners of your tent, unlike when you’re using a hammock tent. You can literally sleep under the stars! Imagine feeling the comfort of the night air brushing on you as you’re huddled in your soft cocoon of a hammock while falling asleep on the leaves above while staring at the constellations. Definitely, there is nothing more soothing, relaxing or romantic than this.