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.
Watch these folks test their bravery as they make the most of the phrase "find two trees"!
Buying a hammock is a lot like buying a car. Personal preference plays a major role, and like buying a car, you have to look at how it will be used to decide on the right style. For example, if you have children, you want to choose one that will be stable and safe for them to lie in. A hammock without a spreader bar is a better choice with children because it reduces the risk of the hammock flipping.
You always want to find a way to use your hammock, even if you don't have a good way to set it up. Lonnie from Far North Bushcraft & Survival teaches us how to create your own hammock stand for those times that you can't find a tree.