Hammock Camping

Intro

Have you ever thought about going camping in a hammock? All through my youth in scouting and even into my early adulthood, I can honestly say that I never even considered camping in a hammock. I had my trusty tent and took it with me every time I went camping. Boy do I wish I would have discovered the joy in hammock camping sooner!

In Troop 2319, you must be a First Class scout to camp in a hammock on scout outings. Additionally, Troop 2319 does not allow the stacking or swinging of hammocks for safety reasons.

Check out all the info below so you  are ready to start hammock camping!

 

Hammocks vs Tents – The Basics

There’s a lot of great things about hammock camping, but overall, the big ones are:

 

How to Start Hammock Camping and the Gear

One of the great things about hammock camping is that you can buy only the parts of the gear the you want at any given time. If you’re new to hammock camping, you might start out with just a hammock and a set of straps and only try sleeping in it when it’s warm and dry. Once you know if you like it, you can start purchasing a more complete setup until you’re able to hammock camp regardless of the weather!

Before we start try out this quick game to make sure you know what each part of hammock gear is for.

How to Pick the Right Gear

(Video Coming Soon!)

 

Tips and Tricks to Lower your Impact while Hammock Camping

 

 

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