Hammock has its very own cult following. A dedicated fan-base, these community of people exclaiming their love for their hammocks and hammock camping were even more apparent these days in the last decade or so.
A lot of manufacturers started appearing to fulfill the needs of these hammock enthusiasts.
While it may not overthrow the existence of a conventional tent altogether, it stands true that some people simply would not camp without a hammock. An occult following and its growing users are the reasons why hammocks are here to stay.
No sleeping bag can be as comfortable as a hammock
Very few, if any, ground setup can beat the comfort of sleeping on a hammock.
The ground setting does not provide a very good base when it comes to comfort in the first place. This is especially a problem when the grounds are especially challenging.
Rocks, for example, could make camping in a tent completely torturous. And sleeping bags would only lessen that by the slightest bit.
Regardless of the ground surface, your comfort is not compromised
There are virtually countless of grounds that are not campers’ friendly. In places that are rocky, it can be virtually impossible to set up a tent or any kind of ground setup.
Hammocks are not limited by this. Find two trees that are decently spaced and safe to hang your hammock on, then you’re all set.
The feeling of hanging in a hammock for resting is so much more comfortable compared to sleeping on the ground with compromising ground state.
Hammock camping setups are extremely lightweight
Even though you’re bringing your full hammock camping gear, your setup is still going to be much lighter compared to the minimum setup of a tent camp.
This is one of the most attractive qualities of a hammock compared to the more traditional camping by using tent.
Sleeping in a hammock is a learned behavior
Adjusting is always the most challenging part of hammock camping. Most of us are not used to sleeping while bent over, and to some people, this may create a discomfort.
It takes some intuitive fiddling around on the hammock.
Keep on adjusting and readjusting your positions until you get the best out of your hammock and feel the most comfortable. But once you have passed this, you’re going to enjoy hammock camping like you’ve never been.
Comfort depends on how you’re lying down
There are types of hammocks that allow you to lie down in a flatter position. However, it stands true that you will not be able to lie completely flat like you are in your own bed even when you’re in the flattest hammock type.
As mentioned previously, sleeping in a hammock is something that needs to be learned.
There’s going to be trial and error for certain.
However, once you have mastered your art of sleeping comfortably in a hammock, you’re going to be able to enjoy hammocking to the fullest. You won’t be able to go back sleeping on the ground with a sleeping bag.