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SGT Rock
2003-01-19, 12:13
Hammock - How long did you think it would be before I added this. A hammock is a sleeping system originally developed by central American natives and adopted by sailors when the two cultures met. They are a superior sleeping system compared to flat sleeping and are best suited for hot climates because the hammock helps the user to sleep cooler.

Hammocks for campers sort of follow two basic ideas - one is a simple string hammock that some hikers carry as a luxury item for a quick set up lounge. The other is a more serious affair that provides shelter and bug protection ahile allowing the hiker to sleep in comfort.

The only drawback to hammocks is they can be cold to sleep in because of the large surface area without addrquate insulation. A variety of strategies have been developed to combat this.

Just Jeff
2005-10-16, 12:57
Also see Bear Pinata