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Portable Hammock: The Perfect Companion

Aug 17, 2007
Do you love camping or backpacking, and try to spend as much time as possible in the ''wild'' ? Then investing in a portable hammock will be a perfect judgment. Why? This article will explain it all

Some are often confused by the correlative use of the terms, outdoor Hammocks and Portable hammocks. Portable hammocks are especially intended for the camping activities. The important feature that distinguishes a portable hammock from the varieties you usually hang in your backyard is the bug netting. When you are using a hammock in the camping trips, it serves the purposes of bed as well as shelter at nights. So while on a camping trip, looking for comfort is not sufficient. The more important thing that you should consider is the way to keep the insects or mosquitoes at bay. This guardian service is rendered by the zippered bug net of the portable hammocks. The portable camping hammocks come with a zippered bug net. But not any type of net can serve you properly. Make sure that the net zips on both sides for easy access.

Now buying a portable hammock is somewhat a tricky decision. First of all you have to know for sure what you expect from the portable hammock. It will be a wise decision on your part if you search in the internet for variety. Basically, the portable hammocks are made of a single piece of fabric that can be stretched across the self contained stands on the both sides. These hammocks do not need any type of hanging, as this is incorporated into the hammock itself.

If you are searching online for portable hammocks, then take into consideration different hammock terms like beach hammock. The beach hammocks are another portable type of hammocks. These are most self contained versions among all kinds of portable hammocks. Again if you have a fetish for traditional designs then, search by the key word, 'camping hammock', instead of portable hammock. In any case, visit the FAQ page of the manufacturer's site to learn the features of the product in details and what support the product is able to provide. In general, the beach hammocks are available for around 250 pounds in most of the e-stores.

If you love long picnics, a portable swing hammock can serve your purpose best. Unlike normal hammocks which is mostly used to sleep and relax in, the swing hammocks are useful for sitting and rocking. But they are also more likely to be put thru tougher weather conditions, you need to be careful about the choice of the hammock fabric. Always look for the fabric that is breathable and nylon or parachute materials make for the best hammock fabric. These are the ideal material for hammock construction, as these breathable fabrics do not absorb water or sweat, and so cleaning of them becomes a simple matter. If you are going to experience an exquisitely warm weather in your camping trips, then consider the cotton fabric, but so far as the cleaning is concerned, nothing is as advantageous as the nylon or parachute materials.

After you have made the purchase, it is the time for accessorizing your portable hammock. If you are going to use your hammock for the beach holiday, then the most important accessory you should invest in is the beach umbrella with holder. The holder can either be pounded to or screwed into the sand or turf and holds up the umbrella over your head to protect you from harmful UV rays. Then, if you are on a winter camping tour, you have to invest in a set of hammock blankets to prevent the heat leak from the bottom of the hammock.
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