Blue Ridge Outside hammocks are perfect for camping, backpacking, hiking, or just a picnic for the family. They're lightweight, coming in at just 13 ounces. They're also extremely strong, capable of holding a maximum of 400 lbs. With the integrated stuff sack, your hammock will fit perfectly in your backpack with all your other camping gear. Sleep better on the trails in the comfort of a new hammock from Blue Ridge. Get one here.
Today, though, we're talking about using these awesome relaxation tools for the purpose of sleeping in the great outdoors.
There are a couple of things you need to remember when trying out hammock camping for the first time.
1. Remember to tie your hammock high enough. Usually, this means shoulder height on both trees. Of course, we recommend using Blue Ridge slap straps to get a more reliable hold on almost any surface you tie.
2. If you're planning on sleeping, find a nice dry area before you hang your hammock. While our camping hammocks can be fun to hang between a few palm trees over the water, if you're going to sleep in it, the last thing you want is a bunch of condensation on the bottom.
It's also important to keep your food a safe distance away from where you're sleeping. You never know what kinds of critters may come around during the night. We recommend either keeping your food safely locked away in a cooler, in a vehicle, or tied to another tree several yards away.
Also, don't get your hammock too close to the fire pit. Know ahead of time where you are going to build a fire so that you can plan accordingly to keep far enough away from any drifting ashes or sparks.
As always, remember to leave your camping area exactly like you found it.
We're sure you're going to love your experience camping with a hammock. So get out there and do it!