The benefits of using a hammock for the outdoors are enormous. The number one benefit that everyone who uses a hammock agrees on is that they provide the ultimate in comfort. The very fact that you can get up off the moist ground ensures that you sleep sound. Whether taking your sleeping bag with your or not, you can still enjoy sleeping in your hammock. Additionally, because of the snug cocoon environment provided by hammocks, you toss and turn less, resulting in better sleep. People that suffer from aches and pains can still enjoy the outdoors without the worry of waking to stiffness and a sore body from sleeping on the hard, rocky ground. Sleeping in hammocks helps to assume the correct position of your body and conforms to every curve, without putting pressure on trigger points. If you are one of those people who has had to quit camping because you cannot sleep on the ground, now can once again enjoy the things you love.
Since hammocks give you the freedom to camp in places outside of the crowded campsite, you will enjoy the outdoors all the more. You can go off by yourself and find the perfect camping spot. Best of all, because you will be up off the ground, you do not have to worry about slopes. All you need are two trees and you are all set. If you are concerned about rain or bugs, many of the outdoor hammock tents are specially designed with rain flaps and bug resistant meshing. This opens up many more opportunities so you can get outside. Just think, your earlier concerns about things crawling on the ground, thorns, poisonous plants, and other unpleasant things are gone.
Using a hammock also provides you with more time to enjoy hiking, fishing, or just taking in the beauty surrounding you. Since these hammocks can be set up in less than five minutes, and taken down in the same amount of time. This means you have more time to enjoy the outdoors and less hassle. Another great advantage is that many of the outdoor hammocks are designed to be environmentally friendly. That means they use special straps that do not harm trees. If you need a chair, no problem. You can easily convert your hammock to a chair, giving you twice the benefit. Outdoor hammocks are also great because they weigh very little. You can find some models that are less than three pounds. Just imagine rolling your hammock up, putting it in your backpack, and only having to carry three pounds. Going back to people with bad backs, in addition to a conforming bed, you also do not have to carry a ton of weight just to enjoy the outdoors. In fact, if all you need is a mesh, you will even discover mesh hammocks that weigh just a few ounces. Can you imagine, sleeping in a sturdy, comfortable hammock that weighs only a few ounces?
The hammocks created today are beautifully constructed, come in a multitude of colors and designs, and designed to be light. Many of the manufacturers such as Hennessy and Mayan understand the importance of a great hammock. For this reason, they have incredible options and are consistently looking for ways to create even better hammocks. Be encouraged that your life of camping is not over but just beginning.