By Florence Simon. Hammocks. Published at Thursday, March 15th, 2018 - 11:28:24 AM.
The Travel Hammock Ultra Light Hammock: When you are going hiking or camping, it is advisable to carry as light luggage as possible. However that does not mean you have to sacrifice your comforts. This hammock is just right for lazing around, taking an afternoon nap, or even getting a good night's sleep. It is made of pure polyester taffeta. The weight is just 12 ounces and hence, you do not add weight while carrying your bag pack. This is the best option to keep from sleeping on the ground. If you are traveling in an area where it may not be safe to sleep on the ground, using this hammock can offer very good solution.
The entire range of hammocks can be spilt into two categories regarding stands - those with, and those without spreader bars. The reason for this is that hammocks which don't have spreader bars must be hung much higher than those with spreader bars. Spreader bars are pieces of wood or metal attached horizontally at each end of the hammock bed to spread the fabric out.
Hammocks are usually made of either rope, or cloth. The rope hammocks are made of nylon or cotton ropes knitted together in the form of a large net. These are inexpensive and usually last for years if used properly. Rope hammocks also let air circulate around your back, and prevent excessive sweating. The only drawback is the fact that the ropes may dig into your skin. However, this can be avoided simply by spreading a thin sheet of cloth on the hammock. Cloth hammocks are made of thick sheets of absorbent cotton. These are even more comfortable than rope hammocks. There are no ropes that dig into your skin, and the fabric will wrap around your body, providing superior comfort. These do not allow circulation of much air around your back due to the thickness of the material, but the cotton fabric will absorb most of the perspiration, keeping you cool on a hot summer day.
There are lots of countries like Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Brazil and Nicaragua, where hammocks have always been used as an essential object. In these countries, hammocks have been used for more than 900 years which is truly fascinating. However, it is thought that hammocks were actually introduced by Mayan Indians in Central America about 1000 years ago.
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