Our main interest and passion is promoting the use of hammocks in general, and especially to help you make your own hammock.
"No one should be without a hammock," is our motto, and you can find everything you need here to make your own.
We wish to empower you to learn all you need to make your own hammock and learn many ways to hang your hammock.
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New hammocks are made of super strong, lightweight Nylon fabric, similar to what parachutes are made of.
They are very light and can be compacted to fit into a very small bag. For this reason, nylon hammocks have become the absolute favorite for ultra-light backpackers around the world.
Hammocks are the main sleeping arrangement for poor and indigenous people around the world.
They are cheap and easy to make. Since people in poor countries live in tiny dirt floor houses, hammocks keep the sleeper off the ground and away from ants, snakes, water - if it rains, and other bugs.
Here are some more plus points of using a hammock instead of a bed:
We have recommended sleeping in a hammock to a number of friends with back issues and they have found their backs improve quickly and considerably.
Although it seems counter-intuitive at first, sleeping in a hammock is actually very good for your back. A good Ripstop Nylon hammock does not stretch, so it will support your back much better than a bed. It's just something that you have to experience for yourself.
See our video:
One of the best things about hammocks is space-saving. You can hang your hammock in a room to sleep, then take it down in the morning, freeing up a ton of space in the room. This is especially awesome for people living in a studio apartment or Tiny House.
Compare the cost of a Murphy Bed that costs well over $1,000, with a $30 hammock!
But the price isn't the only factor - think about the last time you moved... One of the bulkiest things you had to move was your mattress, box spring, headboard and frame. Compare this to a Nylon hammock that fits into a small bag.
And even while in use, a hammock hanging in a corner of a room occupies almost no space at all compared to any other bed, futon or mattress.
Camping Hammocks are perfect for backpacking and ultralight camping.
Using a Hammock instead of a Tent reduces your equipment complexity, cost, weight since you can replace the Tent with a hammock and Tarp.
You will need an underquilt if you camp in the cold. They are very expensive to buy but quite cheap to make. You can make one even by modifying a sleeping bag.
Another important benefit of hammock camping is that you sleep away from the ground, so no matter how hard it rains, you're sleeping above the wet ground. Also, creepy crawlers are well below you at a very comfortable distance.
Speaking of comfort, sleeping in a hammock is much more comfortable that any cot or air mattress, which are way heavier and bulkier than a hammock and tarp.
It's no surprise why hammocks are the replacing tents for ultralight campers worldwide. It's just a much lighter, simpler, and cost effective alternative than tent camping.
Making your own hammock is much cheaper and rewarding than purchasing a hammock.
You can make a very decent hammock yourself by following the information in this website. You can make it as complex or as simple as you like - even as simple as making it out of a rope and a bed sheet. These are intended for short-term though.
For a more finished product, you can easily make your own High Tech Hammock as shown here:
Hammocks are great for traveling.
They are so light and compact that you can keep one in your car and pitch it anywhere when needed.
You can even sleep in a hammock inside a van or mini-van!
If you are caught in a situation where you need a place to sleep but for some reason, you don't have a hammock with you, you can always make an Easy Hammock. No sewing, quick and easy to make.
This is a simplified, temporary version of the knot we use on our production hammocks. It’s meant for temporary hammocks – to get you out of a pinch.
Don’t use a bed sheet for long periods. The fabric is not strong enough to last heavy use. Ripstop is the preferred hammock fabric.
If you can tie your shoes, you can make an "Easy Hammock" following the video above.