Inspired by the delightful goofiness of a certain youtube personality, I’ve been spending some time reading about hammock camping over on hammockforums.net, and I decided to get the definitive book on the subject.
It’s pretty much a straight, to the point, screed on the hows and whys of hammock camping.
The idea is that you sleep in a hammock instead of on the ground. The benefits are:
- camp anywhere – you don’t need to find a flat, level 6’x3′ piece of ground without roots, rocks, etc
- Put your feet up and lounge in luxuriant splendor, even in the midst of inhospitable wilderness
- Sleep up above all the bugs, snakes, mud, and creepy crawly things
It is a convincing argument, though I haven’t yet tried to sleep in one. I have found online instructions for constructing a hammock of my very own, but I have not yet sourced all the requisite materials for this project.
I think this strategy would work very nicely for stealth camping on s240s, because the number of possible campsites increases dramatically when all you need are 2 trees to tie up to.
I am eagerly awaiting warmer weather, so I can ride out into the hinterlands with a hammock, a few books, and perhaps a flask of spirits to conduct my leisure in style and comfort.
I give Hammock Camping 3 jihadis out of 5.